The Mallo Cup Sets the Bar For Cup Candies

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 by Jon
A retro Mallo Cup wrapper from the 1970's

A retro Mallo Cup wrapper from the 1970's

Sharability: 4

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 10

Overall: 8

The Reese’s Cup might taste better (and it might not, it’s all a matter of opinion), but it doesn’t have the novelty factor of being the first ever cup candy made in the United States. The Mallo Cup takes the trophy for this honor.

The whipped cream center has the consistency of melty marshmallow and is covered in a chocolate coconuty cup shell. The taste is odd at first but quickly grows on you and if you don’t like it, I’m sure someone at the lunch table will be happy to relieve you of the burden of eating the second cup.

Boyer Brothers, Inc. founded in 1936 in Altoona, PA is the company that manufactures these gloop filled cups. They used to manufacture many different kinds of cup candies including a s’mores cup and a peanut butter marshmallow cup, but all of these came after the original Mallo. Now, the only cups they manufacture are the peanut butter cup (the standing competitor of the Reese’s cup), the smoothie cup which is a peanut butter butterscotch cup, and of course, the Mallo.

Fun facts:
-The Boyer Plant makes over 2 million cups every day. If you were to line these cups up side by side they would cover 58 miles.
- It takes 20 tons of the Mallo filling to fill 2,000,000 Mallo Cups.

Sources:

http://www.boyercandies.com/

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6 Responses to “The Mallo Cup Sets the Bar For Cup Candies”

  1. I thought I left a comment here yesterday, but I must have dreamed it!

    Just so you know, despite what Boyer claim, the Mallo Cup wasn’t the first “cup candy”. Mallo Cups date from the early 1930s, while Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are from 1928 and Sifer’s Valomilk is from 1930.

  2. Danna Bolton says:

    I have just been diagnosed with celiac and need to be gluten free. I cannot find if your mallo cups are gluten free. I love them! Can you please email me and let me know if they are gluten free.
    Thank you
    Danna

  3. Danna Bolton says:

    I have just been diagnosed with celiac and need to be gluten free. I cannot find if your mallo cups are gluten free. I love them! Can you please email me and let me know if they are gluten free.
    Thanks
    Danna

  4. Bart T. Ingoglia says:

    I love the MALLO CUP, when I was only 6 years old my Mother got me my first MALLO CUP. It was the best candie I ever ate. From then on I have always bought them to any other candie out there. I just want to tell the whple world that I love them!!!!!!!

  5. SILVERBACK says:

    what is the record for eating Mallo cups? A friend dared me to eat a hundred of them once. I ate one hundred and twelve. Is that a lot? I have never eaten one since.

  6. Ajones says:

    Milk chocolate covered marshmallow with toasted coconut. It is the candy equivalent of a religious experience. Hard to find outside of the Northeast. They are gluten free, and are the first cup candy. Been in production since 1925 by Boyer Brothers who sold them door to door.

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