Necco Candy - Candy Buttons - Candy Wafers
Necco Classic Candy Favorites from the 50's. Candy buttons, Mary Janes, Necco Wafers, Clark Bars, Skybars, Mint Julep, Slap Stix are just a few classics from Necco. We have rounded up all your old time favorites you ate as a kid.
Necco - New England Confectionery Company is the oldest nostalgic candy company in the USA. It first started manufacturing old time classic candy in 1847. It's hard to believe that our favorites like Mary Janes, Necco Wafers, squirrel nut zippers and Candy Buttons have been around for over 150 years.
NECCO (New England Confectionery Company) dates its start back to the summer of 1847. It is the oldest multi-line candy company in the United States.|
Here is a brief time line on how it all started.
Oliver R. Chase of Boston invents and patents the first American candy machine, a lozenge cutter. This marks the founding of the nation's candy industry, the beginning of commercial manufacture. With his brother, Silas Edwin, he founds Chase and Company, the pioneer member of the NECCO family.
Daniel Fobes forms a partnership with Joseph G. Ball, confectioner, under the firm name Ball and Fobes.
Oliver Chase invents and patents a machine for pulverizing sugar.
Fobes masters the art of making Oriental sweets, thus introducing in America a wholly new kind of confection.
William Wright of Boston begins to make popular hard candies similar to those made in England. He joins Charles Bird, confectioner, under the firm name of Bird, Wright and Company, the third member of the NECCO family.
Fobes, Hayward and Company succeed Ball and Fobes as Mr. Ball retires and Mr. Fobes admits Daniel H. and Albert F. Hayward to the firm. (It continues under this name until it joins the two other pioneer firms in 1901 to form the New England Confectionery Company.)
Fobes, Hayward and Company begin to advertise as "Wholesale Confectioners, Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in Confectionery and Sugar Toys."
At the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the candy industry makes an impressive demonstration of its rapid growth. Steam power, which has revolutionized the business within ten years, is demonstrated in many new machines. Chase and Company is one of twenty firms exhibiting, showing its improved power machines.
The National Confectioners' Association is formed to unite all reputable firms in the fight for pure candy. Abner Moody becomes its first treasurer.
Fobes, Hayward and Company extend its business to include the manufacture and sale of confectioners' machines.
Charles N. Miller and his three sons found a small business manufacturing and selling homemade candy. The building where they began was the Paul Revere House in Boston's North End, where Revere lived with his family until 1800. The Charles N. Miller company would begin manufacturing Mary Janes in 1914.
UIS, Inc. of New York acquires NECCO from the Necco heirs. The company goes through a period of restructuring under seven presidents.
Domenic M. Antonellis comes to NECCO as part of the company reorganization and for ten years serves in a number of management positions.
NECCO acquires the assets of Clark Bar America, Inc. of Pittsburgh, makers of the Clark bar, a chocolately coated peanut butter crunch candy.
Today NECCO’s Corporate World Headquarters is located in Revere, MA, They manufactur timeless candy classics. It's hard to believe throught out 150 years with all the company mergers, the war, fires and changes that Necco is still making all of our favorite candies from our childhood.