Egyptians produced candy confections of fruit, nuts, spices, and honey in 1000 BCE.
- The Origins and History of Candy
The origin of candy can be traced to the ancient Egyptians who combining fruits and nuts with honey. Around the same time, Greeks used honey to make candied fruits and flowers. First modern candies were made in 16th century and sweet manufacturing developed rapidly into an industry during the early 19th century.
- Candy – Wikipedia
The Middle English word candy began to be used in the late 13th century. The first candy came to America in the early 18th century from Britain and France. Only a few of the early colonists were proficient in sugar work and were able to provide the sugary treats for the very wealthy.