Monday, February 06, 2006
Boston baked beans, the candy
I was never a huge fan of Boston baked beans, the candy, but they're described incredibly well in a book by a favorite author of mine, and when I read that scene, I always get an irresistable urge to go eat some.
They have kind of an awesome Web site. Remember on Mr. Rogers when Picture Picture would show a film about what goes on inside a factory, whether making mattresses or English muffins or whatever? The Boston baked beans site has a kind of similar thing showing how they make their candy. I love this kind of thing.
Turns out BBBs are made by Ferrara Pan, which also makes a number of cardboard boxed candies, including Red Hots, Lemon Heads, Atomic Fireballs, Jawbusters and a variety of gummi candies.