Few candies have such a diverse pedigree as Whoppers as the first chocolate covered malted milk ball was introduced in 1939 by the now defunct Overland Candy Company and were called Giants.
Eight years later, this company merged with the Chicago Biscuit Company (also defunct) and Leaf Gum, and it wasn’t until 1949 that their name was changed to Whoppers.
If you are not confused yet, please read on as in the 1960’s, Leaf Brands sold all of their confectionery products to WR Grace and then repurchased the brand in 1976!
The story of Whoppers doesn't end in 1976 because in 1996, Hershey Foods purchased Leaf North America and began to manufacture Whoppers!
These tasty candies measure about 3/4 of an inch in diameter!
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