chicagos sweet candy history book
Grace Johnson slips a coin into a Chicago candy slot machine in 1929. Coin-operated machines made candy bars — with their uniform size and single-serve sanitary packaging — convenent and accessible. General-line candies (gum drops, taffy kisses, caramels, peppermints and so on), by contrast, were mostly limited to sales in grocery and chain stores. 


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