IT’S AN AMERICAN CLASSIC!

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Each roll of Necco Wafers contains eight flavors: wintergreen, chocolate, orange, cinnamon, licorice, clove, lime, and lemon.

During the Civil War, they  were called “hub wafers”. By 1912 the confection was  
being advertised as “Necco Wafers”, a name they still go by today. Necco Wafers 
were invented in 1850 by Oliver Chase, an English immigrant. His company merged
with two others, forming the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO).

oliver chase  and cutter mech
Oliver R. Chase with Americas first candy machine, a
lozenge cutter. Chase was inducted into the Candy
Hall of Fame in 2006. 

necco wafers ad 1913

1913

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The water tower of the NECCO facility in
Cambridge,
Massachusetts
.

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