Leo Hirschfeld, an Austrian immigrant to the U.S. started a candy
business in a small shop located in New York City. He named his
chocolate confection after the nickname of his daughter, Clara
By 1905, the company moved to a five-story factory and in 1917
the name was changed to The Sweets Company of America.
Trivia fact: Tootsie Rolls was the first penny candy to be individually