Candy Buttons are small
rounded pegs of candy that are attached to a strip of paper. This
classic sugar candy was originally introduced by the Cumberland
Valley company. NECCO acquired the brand in 1980, which made them
the exclusive manufacturer of this product in America. Each strip of
the candy includes three flavors: cherry (pink), lime (blue), and
lemon (yellow). Candy Buttons come in two strip sizes: long and
short. The long is 22 1/2 inches, while the short is 11 1/4 inches.
NECCO makes 3/4 billion candy buttons in the course of a year. It is
also known as paper candy.