Mar 22, 2018
If you follow The Story Behind on Instagram, you may have seen our weekend adventure with the family to the factory where today’s sugary-sweet topic is made. We looked at the old uniforms ladies used to wear to dispense the candy, which is funny because the candy already comes in a plastic dispenser to begin with.
Find out the history of this almost 100-year-old treat, including the outlaw in the ‘90s who sold made a Black market for the dispensers. And by the way, there will be details at the end of the show for how you can enter to win a giveaway of today’s topics.
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