**This post is dedicated to my OLD friend, Robbie!** :)
Do you remember jujubes?
Well, I don't!! Sure, I've heard of them, but I've never seen them for sale and, until today, I had never even seen the word spelled out. Which leads me to why this post is dedicated to Robbie. Robbie reads my blog and today I received an email from her with this question, "What's your "J"?
Honestly, I was going to skip today. Because my throat is sore. And I'm whiney. And I just couldn't think of a "J" word to write about. (Shhh...don't tell Mrs. Matlock!)
I told Robbie as much, and promptly received an email back with a ton of "j" words listed out. One word was "jujubes." Which I read as JOO JOOBS. So, I replied to Robbie with, "What is jujubes?"
And she called me a baby.
So, my OLD friend, Robbie - here's to you:
Jujubes were first produced some time before 1920. The jujube is an edible berry that grows in the tropics. But the name of the berry has nothing to do with the make-up of the candy, which is more likely related to one of the basic ingredients of both Jujubes and Jujyfruits, ju-ju gum.
Jujyfruits were first made in 1920. Each box contains an assortment of fruit-shaped candy pieces. Both were originally made by the Heide Company which was started by German immigrant, Henry Heide in 1869. Today they are made by the Hershey Company.