Frango Mint chocolate box

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Frango Mint Box

Frango Mint chocolate box
Cardboard, paper, ink; Chicago, USA
Marshall Fields, 1960s

When Chicago’s famous downtown department store Marshall Field’s expanded their building in 1907, they established a lavish confectionary department, and Frango mint chocolates were born! Frango mints were made right inside the department store on State Street and were shipped across the country, in boxes much like this one from the 1960s. In the 1990s, the company made the controversial move to pull production of the chocolates out of the city. When Field’s sold to Macy’s in 2006, the company promised to restore this candy connection, and they brought some production back to the region.

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