Talking to a friend, Lawrence, who was making some paperwork for his own impression as an Airborne Soldier, he told me he was making a Baby Ruth Chocolate bar wrapper. He had a sample of a website but was not sure if it was a wartime one. After searching the internet I found a picture of a wartime wrapper featuring the “NRG” Kid, Curtiss’ early mascot. This wrapper also features the “Buy War Bonds for Victory” insignia. So this must be a wartime wrapper. Will be another nice project to work on the next few days.
History of Baby Ruth
Baby Ruth is an American candy bar made of peanuts, caramel and chocolate-flavored nougatcovered in chocolate. In 1921, the Curtiss Candy Company refashioned its Kandy Kake into the Baby Ruth. The bar was a staple of the Chicago-based company for some seven decades. Curtiss was purchased by Nabisco in 1981. In 1990, RJR Nabisco sold the Curtiss brands to Nestlé
About how the candy bar was named Baby Ruth, you will find here…