History of Baby Ruth Candy Bars

One of the early Baby Ruth candy bars.
An ad by Curtiss Candy Company for their Baby Ruth candy bar.
The Ruth's Home Run candy bar was not allowed to use the name after Curtiss Candy Company objected saying it was too similar to the Baby Ruth name.

The Baby Ruth candy bar was first produced in the early 20’s in Chicago, Illinois on Illinois Street.

The Curtiss Candy Company claims to have gotten the name from Ruth the daughter of President Grover Cleveland Alexander. However the president had been out of office for 30 years when the candy bar was made.

It has been rumored that they company used the Baby Ruth name to avoid paying royalties to Babe Ruth.

The Baby Ruth to me is the best candy bar ever made. It was and is the Cadillac of candy bars for me.

Baby Ruth candy bar today being sold by Nestle.

G.K.life.com has a list of the Top 10 candy bars:


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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  1. Dear Donation Department

    In Honor of Black History Month, we are organizing a Community- Wide Black History Month Celebration. The Celebration will consist of a program with poetry reading, an African Fashion Extravaganza, Live Music, a Dramatic Skit, African Youth Dancers and an Academic Speaker. The goal of the program is not only to entertain the community at large but also to educate about African-American Heritage.

    This program will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 4 -7 P.M. at Bolingbrook High School, 365 Raider Way, Bolingbrook, IL.

    In keeping with our theme,’ Black History Rocks’, this year our focus will be on student’s academic achievements in our community schools. This year we will be honoring all American students who made the Honor Roll on one or more semesters in our local schools, by listing all the names in our event brochure. All students will be invited to the Black History Month celebration where our local political leaders will salute them for Academic Achievement.

    If sending donations please send to Black History Month Club at 376 Kirkwood Circle, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (att: Bernard Winston). Please note that items such as product or gift cards are welcome. They will be handled out as door prize give-aways.

    We look forward to your involvement in the community-wide black history . Month celebration. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 630.660.9326

    Bernard Winston
    Vice President

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