History has forgotten why it might have been desirable for candy to resemble legumes ("But, Mom, I did eat some veggies today -- I had Boston Baked Beans!" wink, wink, nudge, nudge). One theory is that the name is due to the fact that the bean dish of the same name calls for lots of sugar (and peanuts are a legume).
Boston Baked Beans candy are peanuts that have been put in a revolving pan to which other ingredients -- sugar, flavoring and coloring -- are slowly added. Introduced in the 1930s by Ferrara Pan Candy, these reddish-brown candy-coated peanuts have commanded legions of fans, in Boston and all over the world.
Ingredients: Sucrose, peanuts, corn syrup, food starch, acacia (gum arabic), confectioner's glaze, artificial flavor, red 40, carnauba wax, yellow 5, yellow 6, blue 2.
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