Archive for February, 2015

Interesting Facts About 1936


The Boyer Brothers founded Boyer Candy in 1936! During this period, a lot of other important events were happening, besides the birth of America’s Boyer Candy Company. Boyer Candy created the first cup candy in America, and the same treat is enjoyed by people all over the world today. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, and see what other big events happened in 1936, the year the Mallo Cup was born.

  • The Hoover Dam is completed and begins to create hydroelectric power.
  • President Roosevelt is re-elected to serve his second term.
  • Max Schmeling knocks out Joe Louis in the 12th round of their popular heavyweight match at Yankee Stadium.
  • The Zeppelin Hindenburg falls out of the air seconds after catching fire.
  • Jesse Owens sets an Olympic record!
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuts the world’s first television service with three hours of programming per day.
  • The first electric guitars debut.
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is published.
  • The Boyer Brothers move their at home operation to an industrial facility and begin adding more delicious treats in addition to the Mallo Cup. Smoothie Cups and and Peanut Butter cups were a result of this move!

1936 was a busy and eventful year, and we’re more than proud to be part of the rich history! Every time you bite into a delicious Boyer treat, we hope you enjoy knowing that we’ve been going strong since the 1930s!

Fun Valentine’s Day Facts


In a few weeks it’ll be Valentine’s Day! At Boyer Candy, we’re all about holidays that involve candy, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to give the gift of delicious American made Boyer Candy. There’s a lot you probably didn’t know about the holiday, but luck you for you, Boyer Candy is here to give you a few fun Valentine’s Day facts. So sit back, enjoy a Mallo Cup, and enjoy these fun facts.

  • Back in Victorian times, it was considered a sign of bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
  • More than 3% of pet owners give their pets Valentine’s Day gifts.
  • In Finland, Valentine’s Day is actually called “Friends Day.” The holiday is meant to honor your friends, more so than your significant other.
  • During the Middle Ages, men and women would draw names from a bowl to pick their Valentine. Once the names were picked, they would wear the paper on their sleeve. This is where the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve” came from.
  • In the 1800s, doctors actually prescribed chocolate to their patients to calm their sadness of lost love.
  • The first box of chocolates created for Valentine’s Day was created by Richard Cadbury in the 1800s.
  • Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day every single year.