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Chicago's Sweet Candy History​ with Leslie Goddard

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Baby Ruth, Milk Duds, Juicy Fruit, Cracker Jack, Milky Way, Tootsie Roll, Lemonheads — whatever your favorite candy may be, chances are it came from Chicago. Join historian Leslie Goddard as she recounts the sweet history of the city that once produced one-third of the nation’s candy. Find out why immigrants played a critical role in confectionery history and discover how Baby Ruth and Milk Duds got their names. It’s delicious fun!



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This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom.

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