Chuckles Walldog – #6

137 N. Walnut Street
Danville, IL

Mike Meyer, Artist

Fred W. Amend went into business for himself manufacturing marshmallow in 1921.  Later that year, Amend began producing jelly candy from a formula he developed.  The formula solved a problem – the outbreak of “sweat” on the surface of jelly candies.  The solution:  using a sugar coat on each piece.  Fred’s wife suggested the name Chuckles , and the treat hit the market in 1921.

Neighbors of the Griffin Street Chuckles plant said they could tell what day of the week it was based on the aroma coming from the plant.  If memory serves, Tuesday was lemon.

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