Cambridge's Sweet History
Cambridge is famous for a lot—MIT; Harvard; the Fireside Poets Longfellow, Lowell, and Holmes; and the birthplace of the US Army, to name a few. But did you know that it’s also famous for some of the most beloved candy companies?
From 1910 to 1946, the number of candy manufacturers in Cambridge quadrupled, growing from 16 to 66. Everything from NECCO wafers and Charleston Chews to Junior Mints and Squirrel Nut Zippers was produced here.
Check out the sweet infographic on Cambridge’s candy history below.
Visit the Cambridge Historical Society’s History of Candy Making in Cambridge for more fun facts and a fascinating virtual tour of the factories.