CANDY INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1896

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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
“Tootsie” Hirschfeld. 

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
wrapped.

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