Who invented the Buckeye Candy?

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asked Jan 3 in Other-Food Drink by Dameitrik (540 points)
Who invented the Buckeye Candy?

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answered Jan 3 by Larry S (42,350 points)
Gail Tabor is the person who invented Buckeye Candy In 1964.

The buckeye candy originated in Ohio (a.k.a. the Buckeye State).

According to legend, sometime in the 1960s, Ohio resident Gail Tabor invented buckeyes while trying to dip peanut butter balls in chocolate.

Buckeyes are a confection made from a peanut butter fudge partially dipped in chocolate to leave a circle of peanut butter visible.

Buckeyes are similar to peanut butter balls, which are completely covered in chocolate.

Some might think the Buckeye tree is only found in Ohio.

This is mostly true, but it is found elsewhere, just not in as great of numbers as here.

This was particuThe buckeye gets its name from its distinctive nutlike seed that, when dried, appears a rich, dark brown color with a single lighter brown spot that resembles the eye of a deer.

The Ohio buckeye, Aesculus glabra, was adopted as the state tree in 1953.

Ohio State University took Buckeyes as their mascot in 1950.larly true back in the days when explorers, surveyors and settlers were first arriving here.

Red buckeye is native to the southeastern United States.

California buckeye (Aesculus californica), the only buckeye tree native to the western United States, hales from California and southern Oregon.

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