what was the first wrapped penny candy in america?
The first individually-wrapped and sold penny candy in the United States was the Tootsie Roll which was introduced in 1896. The candy was invented by Leo Hirshfield an Austrian immigrant living in New York City. He named the candy after his daughter whose nickname was “Tootsie.”. The second wrapped penny candy to be introduced was Sweethearts candies which were sold by the Civil War candy company Necco Wafers.