February 27, 1943

Candy Bars, Pastries Impacted
NEW YORK, N.Y.—The candy bar, most popular of sweets in America, has effectively disappeared around the country due to restrictions on sugar and demand by the armed forces. Executive Secretary of the Association of Manufacturers of Confectionary and Chocolate, William Kimberly, yesterday said, “The armed forces have taken almost all the candy the manufacturers can make on sugar supplies…”. The supply of sugar is seventy per cent and chocolate is sixty per cent of 1941 levels. This situation is expected to last for the duration of the war. At the same time, news comes from the Office of Price Administration (OPA) that the price for soft wheat flour—cake flour—will increase by about eight per cent in the East, South, and Midwest. As a result, the price of pastries, cakes, and other bakery products will go up as well.

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