Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure
September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm$5
Get a taste of history this fall at the Thomasville History Center. Candy historian, Susan Benjamin will share how candy became America’s favorite treat. Registration for this lecture includes a taste test of traditional treats. Fee: $5, per person. Don’t forget to bring proof of registration with you: print a copy of your receipt, or show the email copy upon arrival.
About the Speaker:
Susan Benjamin is a candy historian and author of numerous books, including Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of how Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure (Perseus, 2016). She is also founder of True Treats Candy, the nation’s only research-based historic candy company. A former college professor, Ms. Benjamin gives presentations throughout the nation, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Mount Vernon Gardens and Hotel, where the New York Times cited her talk as one of the top five events of the weekend.
Ms. Benjamin has appeared on numerous programs via NPR, Public Radio, Fox News, NBC News, Voice of America, ABC News Hour Radio and many more. Articles featuring Ms. Benjamin have appeared in such places as Salon.com , the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Arizona Republic, the Sacramento Bee , and Women’s Day . True Treats Candy was listed by Food Network Magazine as one of the nation’s top 50 “Sweet Spots.”
- The History Center
- Thomasville History Center
725 N. Dawson St.
Thomasville, GA 31792 United States + Google Map
- (229) 226-7664