Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween Candy - Baby Ruth and the Dionne Quints

The Dionne Quints were a phenomenon back in the 30's. They were born in 1934 and were the first to survive infancy. They were so popular that they became a tourist draw for Callandar, Ontario and dolls sporting their likeness became a popular novelty.

Even Curtiss Candy cashed in on the craze, running this ad in a 1939 issue of Life Magazine. Rich in dextrose food energy sugar, yum, nothing tastes quite so good on Halloween as quack science for a thinly veiled excuse to eat candy.

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