Hungry History

Category: Candy

bubble gum

Chew on This: The History of Gum

You might guess it’s a custom dreamed up by a modern-day, real-life Willy Wonka, but people have been chewing gum, in various forms, since ancient times.

halloween candy

The Haunted History of Halloween Candy

For most American kids, it wouldn’t be Halloween without trick-or-treating for candy; however, that wasn’t always the case.

Candy wrapper for Babe Ruth's Home Run (Credit: Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

Babe Ruth v. Baby Ruth

Was the Baby Ruth candy bar named for slugger Babe Ruth or a presidential daughter? A patent court decided the case in 1931.


The Wartime Origins of the M&M

Did you know the hugely popular popular candy got its start during World War II?

Easter Foods

Easter Foods, From Lamb to Eggs

How did lamb, eggs and chocolate become part of the Easter tradition?

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Sweets and Treats

Day of the Dead celebrations often incorporate traditional foods, including skull-shaped candies.