Industrial Coding - Nostalgic Candy 'Mary Jane' Coming Back In 2020

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Industrial Coding - Nostalgic Candy 'Mary Jane' Coming Back In 2020

Industrial Coding - Nostalgic Candy 'Mary Jane' Coming Back In 2020

Could the old 'pennie candies' from 1914, Mary Janes, be coming back to store shelves?  If Atkinson Candy Company has anything to say about it, the answer is yes.  According to reports, the peanut and molasses taffy treat may be available in 2020, taking older consumers who remember the candies on a tasty trip down memory lane.

 
Most recently manufactured by the now defunct New England Confectionery Co. (Necco), Mary Jane was originally produced by the Charles N. Miller Company over 100 years ago.  Atkinson has a licensing agreement with Spangler Candy Company, who had the winning bid in a 2018 bankruptcy auction in which Necco's assets were sold.  Atkinson, based in Lufkin, TX, handcrafts such nostalgic candies as Chick-O-Stick, Mint Twists, Slo Poke, Black Cow, Sophie Mae, and others.
 
Younger generations who have never experienced Mary Jane or other nostalgic candies will get a special treat as well, and while the candies won't likely win any competitions against major players such as Butterfinger, that isn't really Atkinson and Spangler's goal.  It's all about experiencing the deliciousness of candy from an era gone by.
 
Markem-Imaje offers innovative industrial coding and marking solutions for the candy and confectionery industry, coding technologies for printing of ingredients, logos, barcodes and more on cereal bars, candy, chocolate and other goods.  
 

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