There is debate whether another old-fashioned treat, NECCO Wafers, is the oldest branded candy in America. While the "hub wafers" were invented in 1847, the NECCO company did form until 1901. Hence, Good & Plenty, first produced in 1893, technically holds the reigning title.
Once upon a time there was an engineer
Choo Choo Charlie was his name, we hear.
He had an engine and he sure had fun
He used GOOD & PLENTY candy to make his train run.
Charlie says, "Love my GOOD & PLENTY!"
Charlie says, "Really rings my bell!"
Charlie says, "Love my GOOD & PLENTY!
This Halloween, don't overlook a box of good ol' Good & Plenty.
This tasty candy is a surprisingly old American treat. You may be old enough to remember the "Choo Choo Charlie" commercials on TV, but Good & Plenty has actually been delighting kids with a taste for licorice since the 19th century.
Check out the slideshow above to learn what is really in Good & Plenty, how it became a fixture in popular culture and more.