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Raisinettes are, of course, right up there with popcorn as the thing to eat at the movies. And in the true hucksman's spirit of the cinema, here we have both "regular" Raisinettes, and the "larger size" Raisinettes, which are exactly the same size. The "larger" box also gives a nod to the health food movement by boasting about "no artificial ingredients," which also would have been true before.

Side note: Museum guest L.G. Cary tells me that Sno-Caps, Goobers, & Raisinets were originally made by a family-owned business, the Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company of Philadelphia. Following up on L.G's tip, I found an article about the Blumenthal family here. It mentions that they originally sold a box of Goobers or Raisinettes for a 1.25 cents to the theaters, who in turn sold each box for a nickel. They were also sold at New York subways. The Blumenthal family ran their operation from 1905 to 1969, when they sold the business. Apparently one key family member, Mike Blumenthal, plans to write up the history of their candy business. I hope he follows up on that plan.