With its history of maple sugaring, Vermont and candy making go hand in hand. Tourists have flocked to Vermont during sugaring season for decades and specialty candy companies have appeared and disappeared through the years.
The Crystal Confectionery Company of Burlington, Vermont was established in 1890 and operated until 1926. It was known for its “Merry Widow Kisses”, “CCC caramels, “Old Fashion Drops in Packages” and “Reception Mints” according to a 1919 invoice.
This little sliding drawer candy box appears to date to the early 1900’s. It was produced to hold Superfine Wafers. The box measures 2 ¾”x 1 ½”x 1 ½”. It is made of heavy card covered with a now faded pink coated paper. The original pink is visible when the box drawer slides open. “CCC Confections” is printed on one side. “Superfine Wafers /Wintergreen /5 cents a package” is printed on the second side. “Manufactured by/ Crystal Confectionery Company/ Burlington, VT” is printed on the third side.
The box is in very good condition except for its faded coloring and some light smudging. This is a very nice piece of early 20th century Burlington, Vermont ephemera. Please examine the photos and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
While you are here, do enjoy the other candy boxes I have available for sale at this time. Thank you for visiting my shop today.