Red Dollars were introduced in 1926 as oval pieces of gum emblazoned with a dollar sign, but back then the name had nothing to do with the flavor. Over the years, this edible currency has seen fluctuations -- now, the assortment includes a multitude of different world currency markings -- but the value of the delicious flavor continues to increase.
With about 75 pieces per pound, perhaps Red Dollars are not a hedge against inflation but they sure are an investment against going hungry especially when you desire their delicious cherry flavor and fun to eat chewy texture.
Here's a fun fact -- Red Dollar derives from a slang expression that means something new, popular, or innovative, and it wasn’t until the 1940’s that the name was changed to Red Dollars to reflect the candy that everybody loves.
Delicious to eat and a good value too is why Red Dollars are one of the most sought after gummi candies that we offer not to mention amongst the hardest to find. I guess we can chalk that up to "supply and demand."
Please note that as of 2012, these candies are now made by the Ferrara and have a "new and improved" cherry flavor and we are handpacking them in 4 lb. bags to ensure freshness!
Cherry Red Dollars Red Dollars were introduced in 1926 as pieces of gum emblazoned with a dollar sign, but did you know the name has nothing to do with the flavor?
- Price: $19.93