Milky Way box

Image of Milky Way Box

Milky Way Box

Historic Milky Way box
Cardboard, ink; Chicago, USA
1958

On the top right of this 1955 chocolate box, you’ll notice a photo of the factory where this candy was produced, which looks almost like a palace! Frank Mars moved from Minneapolis to Chicago in 1929 to benefit from local transportation networks for his booming business. This Spanish-style building completed that year became the headquarters of the Mars Chocolate Company. Although Mars has moved most of their production out of the area, the building is still the longest-running factory in the company. Head out to Elmwood Park to check out this Chicago icon: the birthplace of Snickers and Three Musketeers.

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