Spotlight: War Time Candies

Imagine a world where no one could give chocolates to their valentine, or send holiday cookies to their family, or hand out candy to adorable trick-or-treaters, or indulge in some after dinner Thanksgiving pie. Imagine a world where every cherished culinary tradition is threatened – especially those traditions which include sweets.

Well, such a world is not as far away as one might think. During WWI, rationing efforts did affect how the American public ate. The availability and consumption of sugar was put under particular duress. Thankfully, however, where there’s a will there’s a way. And there is always a way to satisfy one’s sweet tooth. See how in this week’s images from from RG 4-G: the U.S. Food Administration!

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