The Chuckles brand was first produced in 1921 by Fred W. Amend. Chuckles are jelly candies coated with a light layer of sugar. They come in five flavors: cherry, lemon, lime, orange, and licorice. Each package of Chuckles contains one piece of each flavor. The only factory was in Danville, Illinois. Nabisco bought the Chuckles Company in 1970. A management buyout occurred in 1986, and the company was quickly acquired by Leaf. Leaf’s US properties were sold to The Hershey Company in 1996, and Hershey sold Chuckles to Farley’s & Sathers in 2002, which later merged with Ferrara Pan in 2012 (also owned by Catterton Partners), forming the Ferrara Candy Company. Some packs contain a single flavor, the most popular being cherry and are also available are Chuckles Minis in classic flavors and occasional seasonal varieties.
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