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Chicago’s Sweet Candy History

October 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Chicago's Sweet Candy History
Leslie Goddard

Leslie Goddard, who charmed the Levy crowd during her lecture about Marshall Field’s, will speak about Chicago’s candy history based on her 2012 book of the same name. For most of its history, Chicago produced one-third of the nation’s candy. You probably know some of the manufacturers — Brach’s, Mars, Wrigley, Cracker Jack, Tootsie Rolls, Frango, and Dove.

Take a candy quiz, learn some of the history behind these treat makers, explore what made Chicago such a powerful location, and why immigrants played a critical role in confectionery history. It’ll be delicious fun!


October 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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