Wax Fangs are actually a waxy chewing gum with a cherry flavor... perfect for scaring your friends at Halloween or anytime.
The history of wax candies like Wax Fangs has been difficult to track down. They were originally created by the American Candy Company in the early 1900s. Later the brand was sold to Concord Confections which is now part of Tootsie, the current manufacturer.
Wax Fangs Memories
Oooooooo good old Wax Fangs. It started on Halloween. I had a great costume and I was ready to go scare people. I was walking outside and saw a Wax Fang. It would fit my costume. So I went into the store and got the Wax Fang. I opened it and it smelled good. I put them it my mouth and they looked cool. I got two more.
After that, I started walking to a house. I still made the Wax Fang intact in my mouth. Well that's what I thought. When I got to the first house they started laughing at me. I didn't know why. Then I saw my face in a mirror. My fangs weren't there. but my teeth were red. I went back to the store to get more. On the way to the store I eat the ones that I had. ~ David from New York
When I was a kid, I got some wax fangs in a cereal box I had been bugging my mother about for months. She had bought many boxes of this cereal only to get regular wax lips instead of fangs. When I FINALLY got some fangs I had them for about 10 minutes and my brother stepped on them by accident. I never got another pair, and 20 years later, I still mess with him about it. ~Matt from Texas