- 1 What is Necco Banana Split Candy?
- 2 History of Necco Banana Split Candy
- 3 What is the Taste and Flavor of Necco Banana Split Candy like?
- 4 What are the ingredients in Necco Banana Split Candy?
- 5 Nutritional Facts of Necco Banana Split Candy
- 6 Necco Banana Split Candy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Necco Banana Split Candy?
Necco Banana Split Candy is a chewy, bite-sized taffy that has an intense and rich banana split flavor on the candy’s inside. The candies are wrapped in yellow paper bearing the name and the logo. Necco Banana Split candies are sold in bulk packages.
History of Necco Banana Split Candy
The New England Confectionery Company (Necco) was incorporated in the 1840s in Boston. The original founders were from the Chase and Company. The full-fledged Necco company was a result of a merger of three confectionery companies in 1901 – Chase and Company, Ball and Fobes, and Bird, Wright and Company.
The three founding companies together established a manufacturing unit in Boston, Massachusetts. It was one of the largest confectionery-producing units in the United States at the time. The Necco company was popular for its Necco Wafers.
Necco was dominating the candy manufacturing business in the first half of the 20th century. They supplied their candies to the US soldiers during World War II.
In 1963, Necco was acquired by the United Industrial Syndicate of New York due to financial constraints.
In May 2018, Round Hill Investments LLC purchased the Necco company for USD 17.33 million. Later, Round Hill sold various divisions of Necco to Spangler Candy Company of Ohio. The Banana Split Candy chews were sold off to Mega Candy Company of Pennsylvania.
What is the Taste and Flavor of Necco Banana Split Candy like?
The Necco Banana Split candies are soft and chewy. They have a creamy texture, and the banana split flavor is strong. The candies are extremely sweet, and the flavor has a strong resemblance to a natural banana. You also get a hint of coconut due to the presence of coconut oil in the ingredient mix.
What are the ingredients in Necco Banana Split Candy?
The ingredients in Necco Banana Split Candy are sugar, salt, corn syrup, coconut oil, egg whites, soy lecithin, artificial banana flavor, and artificial color (Yellow 5).
Nutritional Facts of Necco Banana Split Candy
The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of 40 grams (four pieces).
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat (1.5 g)||2%|
|Saturated Fat (1 g)||5%|
|Trans Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates (36 g)||12%|
|Dietary Fiber (0 g)||0%|
|Total Sugar (21 g)|
|Sodium (55 mg)||2%|
|Cholesterol (0 mg)||0%|
|Protein (0 g)||0%|
|Calcium (0 mg)||0%|
|Iron (0 mg)||0%|
|Vitamin A (0 mcg)||0%|
|Vitamin C (0 mcg)||0%|
Necco Banana Split Candy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many calories are there in Necco Banana Split Candy?
Four pieces of Necco Banana Split Candy chews contain 150 calories. It contains ten calories from Fat.
Is Necco Banana Split Candy gluten-free?
The Necco Banana Split Candy chews do not have any ingredients that contain gluten. However, the candies are produced in a facility that produces other products containing glutenous ingredients. There could be a slight possibility of cross-contamination. For preventive purposes, please read the product label carefully and consult a doctor for advice.
Is Necco Banana Split Candy vegan?
Necco Banana Split Candy Chews are not vegan. The ingredients include egg whites.
Related: If you like banana candy but want a wafer instead of a chew, banana flavor is one of the flavors in Wacky Wafers. And another popular Necco candy are the very old school, classic original Necco Wafers.
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