The Colorful History of Chuckles Candy


Remember Chuckles? 

These aren't the most popular candy in the retro lineup – but we think they deserve more credit! They've been around for over 100 years, quietly bringing some joy and color to the candy world. 

Let's take a walk down memory lane! 

What Are Chuckles?

If you're not familiar with Chuckles, here's the gist: each package consists of five large gummies, all different flavors and colors. The flavors are cherry, lemon, lime, orange, and licorice. Pretty cool, right? 

The History of Chuckles


The tale of Chuckles begins in 1921 – when Fred Amend first introduced them to the world. Wanting to create a unique candy experience, Amend crafted a recipe that would later become the foundation of Chuckles. He revolutionized the way gummies were he found a way to stop them from sticking together! These original candies were square-shaped, each with a different fruity flavor. 

Chuckles gained popularity quickly, becoming a staple treat in candy stores across the U.S. They stood out from everything else on the market – and still do! 

Chuckles Over the Years

In the 1930s, the candy's square shape evolved into the familiar oblong form we recognize today. This made them more visually appealing... and also easier to manufacture.

Unlike many other candies, Chuckles haven't changed all that much in the last 20 years – they were so good, they didn't need any improvements! 

The company that makes them today has added some other variations – like Chuckles minis! But nothing holds a candle to the original. 

Fun Facts About Chuckles 

🍬 They were featured in an episode of Seinfeld! This show loved to incorporate candy into its plot Jujy Fruits and Junior Mints. 

🍬 Fred Amend was originally a maker of marshmallows. He stumbled into the recipe for Chuckles by accident! 

🍬 Chuckles were originally sold as individually wrapped gummies. It was only later that they became the colorful multi-packs of gummies that we know today. Interesting! 


Do you like Chuckles? Do you remember eating them as a kid? Let us know in the comments! 



1 comment

  • Diane Mermea

    I would love some candy all types