Our Story

Nearly a 100 Years of Fannie May® – A Success Story

The first Fannie May retail store was opened by H. Teller Archibald in 1920 at 11 N. LaSalle St. in Chicago. Throughout the years Fannie May has developed candies that often become the center of many family and holiday traditions. Beginning with only a handful of confections, today Fannie May makes over 100 different confections and continues to develop new and innovative flavor profiles for our customers. Quality has always been the driving force behind the making of Fannie May chocolates. 

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1920

H. Teller Archibald opens the first retail store and Fannie May is established.

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1920

Our Buttercreams are introduced and become an immediate success.

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1942

The scarcity of ingredients during WWII causes many companies to change their recipes - but not Fannie May. We continue to follow our original recipes.

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1946

An instant classic, Pixies® are born - they're the perfect blend of hand-poured caramel, lightly roasted pecans, and chocolate.

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1963

Mint Meltaways® steal hearts with a mouthwatering combination of rich mint- chocolate centers coated in chocolate or green pastel confection.

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1972

Trinidads® comes to fruition. Customers enjoy the rich dark truffle centers enrobed in white confection and toasted coconut. The name comes from the island nation that is a source for legendary cocoa and coconut.

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1992

The Carmarsh® is created, bringing together an all-star trio; caramel, marshmallow, and chocolate. This quickly becomes a customer favorite.

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2003

Harry London® and Fannie May join forces.

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2015

Fannie May partners with the Chicago Cubs™ and launches the Chicago Cubs™ Collection.

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2019

Today Fannie May Tasting Events are implemented in every store. These events showcase a specific flavor or assortment to better familiarize customers with products.