The history of wax candies like Wax Lips 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 Lips Memories
When I was a child I was put in charge of taking some of the younger kids around the block on Halloween. We had just received wax lips as a "treat" and I had mine one. I was leaning on the front door of a neighborhood home waiting for the door to open. I had the wax lips on and I had been clowning around with the younger kids, making them laugh because the wax lips.
We were having a great time until the front door opened and I fell backwards into the arms of the homeowner. I tried to explain to her what had happened but she could not understand me because I was still wearing my wax lips. In my mind I can still taste those wax lips! ~ Anna Lee from Tennessee
Oh, how I remember those red wax lips. I must have been around 7,8, or 9 years old. This would have been in the early 1960's. My friends Alana, Aimee and Janet and I would hurry to the 5 and 10 and head for the candy area. We lived in Dyersville, IA. If I remember correctly, the lips were maybe .02 or .03 cents. We would walk out of the store with our little brown bags with candy in it. I would put the lips on and try to talk. We would laugh and start for home. It wouldn't be long and I would be chewing the wax until it would fall into little pieces and I would spit them out. I can still recall the sweet smell and sugary flavor of those lips. ~Linda from Minnesota