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Leas Forum: Candy Molds – Keeping a German Pennsylvania Tradition Alive
November 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Open to the public | No fee | No registration
For Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, it’s not so much the art of candy-making but preserving the history of a Pennsylvania German tradition. A clear toy candy is a traditional hard candy that has been made in Philadelphia since the 1800’s. Being a hard candy, it could be shaped into the likeness of everyday items, such as boots, people, dogs, vehicles and even dishes. These clear toy candies were traditionally given to children during the holidays so that at first, it was a toy to be played with, and later a sweet treat to enjoy. German immigrants, are thought to have brought clear toy candy to America.
Suzanne Wainwright-Evans of Slatington PA will discuss how the candy was made using traditional recipes, and its rich history in the Philadelphia area.