Nut Goodie History
Nut Goodie is a classic candy that has been enjoyed for many years. Let's delve into the history behind this delicious treat.
Nut Goodie was first introduced in 1912 by the Pearson Candy Company, a confectionery company based in Minnesota, USA. The candy bar was the brainchild of P. Edward Pearson, who sought to create a unique combination of nuts and chocolate.
The original Nut Goodie candy bar featured a nougat center made from a blend of maple and chocolate, which was then topped with fresh peanuts. The nougat center was covered in a layer of rich milk chocolate, creating a satisfying and indulgent treat.
The name "Nut Goodie" was chosen to highlight the candy bar's main ingredients - nuts and good quality chocolate. The candy quickly gained popularity and became a favorite among consumers, particularly in the Midwest region of the United States.
Over the years, the Pearson Candy Company continued to produce and distribute Nut Goodie bars, and the candy became an iconic part of their product lineup. The candy's unique combination of textures and flavors made it a beloved choice for those seeking a sweet and nutty treat.
In 2011, Pearson Candy Company was acquired by the Twin Cities-based company, Spell Capital. Today, Nut Goodie is still produced and enjoyed by candy enthusiasts throughout the United States.
While the original Nut Goodie recipe has remained relatively unchanged over the years, variations of the candy bar have been introduced. This includes the introduction of dark chocolate versions and different sizes to cater to different preferences.
Nut Goodie continues to be cherished for its nostalgic appeal and the delightful combination of creamy nougat, crunchy peanuts, and smooth chocolate. It remains a beloved candy bar that has stood the test of time and continues to satisfy sweet cravings.
Whether enjoyed as a personal treat, shared with friends and family, or given as a gift, Nut Goodie holds a special place in the hearts of candy lovers who appreciate its unique flavor and satisfying crunch.
Nut Goodie Memories
I grew up in St. Paul where the Pearson Candy company is located. My father knew someone there who would sometimes give him a whole box of the rejects! These were bars where the chocolate coating missed a bit of the maple creme patty or the whole patty was misshapen. They had usually been made just the day before and were sooooo good.
I still buy Nut Goodies whenever I am back in Minnesota visiting friends and relatives. They are so popular some of my new neighbors now ask if I am going to bring them some Nut Goodies in return for watching my house while I'm away. ~ Roz from North Carolina
I remember nut goodies as being my father's favorite candy back in MN in the 60s and 70s. It was a special treat when he would share one with me!! I've lived in CA now for over 35 years and just found your company recently online. When I saw Nut Goodies listed I just HAD to order some...they're still as delicious as ever!! I've shared them with the adults I teach at the CP Center and they fell in love with them as well. Just talked to my dad in MN. He couldn't believe I've found his Nut Goodies again...I'm about to send him a box now!! ~Peggy from California