Sno Caps are the classic, semi-sweet chocolate nonpareils
in a real small size.
The Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate & Cocoa Company, started in 1911 in the Philadelphia area, manufactured its first candy product in 1922. It was called the Bob White, a large (2 1/2 inch in diameter) nonpareil. In the late 1920's, the size of the Bob White was reduced drastically to small, rounded wafers of chocolate covered with tine pellets of sugar. These were marketed under the trade name of Sno-Caps. Today they are made by the Nestle' Company.
Oh, the memories that Sno Caps bring to mind... Ever since I was a little girl the best thing about going to the movies has been Sno Caps. My best friend has always bought a box of Raisinets, and I've always bought a box of Sno Caps. My sister and my friend's brothers always tease us about it. I've even been known to go to a movie I had no interest in seeing, just so I could get some Sno Caps! My sister once offered to pay for my candy herself if I'd just eat something besides Sno Caps, but I refused. The guy at the candy counter looked at me like I was crazy! I guess he just doesn't appreciate how good dark chocolate and little white sprinkles can really be.
Of course, I'd be crazy if I just gobbled down those delicious candies all in the space of an hour or two. When I was little I couldn't resist that temptation, but now I find myself drawing one box out for days, eating just a few little Sno Caps at a time. The only drawback is when I forget that I've stuffed the box into my purse. Do you have any idea how hard it is to explain to someone why there are sprinkles all over their freshly cleaned kitchen floor because you've dropped your purse? It’s a little bit awkward, to say the least, but people are usually amused in cases like that. And when they’re not, well, sometimes you get lucky and find out that they can be talked into forgiveness with whatever Sno Caps survived the spill!
Anyway, it's so great to see Sno Caps available on your site! I can't find them at any of the stores in town, and a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to get her candy. Which, in this case, happens to be prowling the web until finding your site. I can't wait to show this site to my dad, especially; I'll bet he hasn't seen some of these candies since he was in elementary school way back when! ~ Crystal from Texas