Posted 6 months ago
This is a Fannie May Chocolates Tin with a Christmas motif of pine trees, snowflakes, and holly leaves in red, green and gold color. It measures 9 3/8" by 4" by 2" deep. Circa late 1980's
--- H. Teller Archibald opened the first Fannie May shop in 1920 in Chicago. By 1935, there were nearly four dozen shops in Illinois and several neighboring states. During World War II while other companies chose to change their recipes when ingredients were scarce Fannie May stuck with its exact recipes making only what it could. Often that meant closing shops early because no more candy was available but never was the taste of the candy compromised. It was his vision to create delicious tasting, handcrafted chocolates. By 1934, Fannie May had opened 48 stores in Illinois and its surrounding states in the Midwest. In 1946, just after World War II, Fannie May created its most well-known candy to date the Pixie. In the 1970s and 1980s Fannie May continued to develop new candy flavors with the introduction of the Trinidad in 1970 possibly their most well known candy and the creation of the Eggnog Creams in 1989. In 1991, Fannie May made the decision to make some of their candy with sugar-free chocolate, which made it available to diabetics and dieters. In 1992, Fannie May bought similarly named competitor Fanny Farmer. In 2006, Fannie May was sold for $85 million plus an earn out to publicly traded Internet retailer 1-800-Flowers.com. The chocolates and candy continue to be manufactured in North Canton, Ohio under Fannie May Confections Brands Inc, while their corporate headquarters remains in Chicago, Illinois.