Candy Histories

Mmm, candy. Here at Verve, we love eating it– but we also love making it, talking about it, and reading about it!

With each of our Make Your Own Candy Kits, we explore the origins of chewing gum, chocolate, and gummies. But for those like us who just can’t get enough of the sweet stuff, we’ve compiled some longer histories here. So sit back, relax, and give ’em a read… ideally with a treat in hand.

The Gooey Tale of Gummies

Gummies are delicious, with a texture unlike any other candy. What is the secret to this gooey, goopy, tasty treat? The answer can be found in the Philippines and other coastal regions of Asia. Read More.

The Sticky History of Chewing Gum

When you pop a piece of gum into your mouth, you’re more likely to be concerned with its taste and bubble capabilities than with its history. But if you were to wonder about the origins of your gum, you’d have a lot more to chew on. Read More.

The Sweet Saga of Chocolate

Chocolate comes in many shapes and forms – in bars and kisses, in steaming mugs of cocoa and cold, creamy milkshakes. But do you know where it comes from?  Read More.