Program Details

From Honey to Big Money: The Story of Candy

Helene Herman

Course Description

From cavemen eating honeycomb to our favorite candy bars, from homemade treats to penny candies and global conglomerates, humanity has long sought to soothe our sweet tooth. This PowerPoint presentation explores the history of candy and candy-making, examining various holiday candies as well as the ties some iconic brands have had to World War II. Along the way, we will see candy-making in action and take a trip down memory-lane to the confections of our youth.

About the Instructor

  • Helene Herman retired as President of a 400-member lifelong learning club in Florida that evolved from Brandeis Women. She lectures on a variety of historical and cultural topics. Herman has more than 30 years of executive-level experience in global marketing for a variety of American manufacturers in diverse product areas. She earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from NYU; her background in cultural anthropology was instrumental in putting her on the path to her marketing career and her career as a Lifelong Learning lecturer.