Trick or Treat! 4 Books About Candy

It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s time to break out the candy! As much as we enjoy eating candy here at BookFuel, we also like reading about it. Below are 4 nonfiction books about candy that the sweet tooth in you will devour and will offer great conversation starters for that office party of yours.







Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure by Samira Kawash

If you’re looking for a sweeping history of candy and its importance in our culture, then look no further. Kawash’s book delves into topics that include its shift from luxury to everyday product, its role in nutrition over the years, and how it became enemy number one for the health conscious.


The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars by Joël Glenn Brenner

Brenner is the first person to ever be granted access to the elusive Hershey and Mars companies and find it to be as strange as it is successful. In this book, he pulls the curtain back to reveal the inner workings of the companies in a way that is great for both chocolate lovers and business owners.


Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steven Almond

You might love candy, but do you love it enough to write a book about how much you love it? Steven Almond does and his book took him on a trip across the country to visit all types of small candy companies that haven’t been swallowed up by major corporations. He chronicles his experiences – and tastings – in this great memoir.


Classic Candy: America’s Favorite Sweets, 1950-1980 by Darlene Lacey

Get nostalgic with this book about America’s favorite candies during mid to late 1900’s. From the Atomic Bomb to Bazooka to Necco, these sweet treats all have a special place in our hearts and this book explores why that is. Is it the packaging? Is it the product tie-ins? Or is it something more? These are the answers this book explores and it’s one sweet ride.

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