Susan Benjamin, founder of True Treats Candy and author of Sweet as Sin, explains the history of candies like Necco Wafers and Circus Peanuts.

Rebecca Sheir

Rebecca Sheir is the host of Metro Connection on WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C. She previously served as host of AK on Alaska Public Radio Network and reported for NPR member station KTOO in Juneau. Her stories have won numerous awards, airing on public radio programs such as All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, Latino USA, Only a Game, Here & Now, Interfaith Voices and Voice of America.