Roman Candy Rum

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New recipes to honor roman chewing candy’s mules!

The Roman Candy Rum team has been hard at work developing some amazing drinks to honor the animals that have pulled our weight for decades!  And while concocting delicious drinks doesn’t hold a candle to what Roman Chewing Candy’s mule does on a daily basis, we think she would approve.

The first animal to actually pull the famous Roman Candy Wagon was not a mule at all, but actually a horse.  His name was King and he was bought by the original candy man, Sam Cortese, in the 1930’s.  King pulled the wagon for roughly 10-15 years before Sam bought a mule in the late 1940’s.  Kate was the first mule to ever pull the candy wagon and she pulled for 20 years! By the time Kate decided to retire, Sam had retired as well.  So his grandson, Ron Kottemann, took over and bought his first mule, Sarah.  Over the last 50 years, the wagon has been pulled by several different mules each and every one with their own personalities, likes, and dislikes; and each and every one has been loved and appreciated.

Check out our Recipe page to view the cocktails we have come up with to honor these ladies (and gentleman)!


At a grocer near you!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! New Orleans’ flavorful Roman Candy Rum is now hitting the shelves! Just in time for the fast approaching Mardi Gras Festivities – balls, parties, and parades galore.

Available in the traditional Roman Chewing Candy taffy flavors – chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. So stock up on your favorite traditional Roman Candy Rum.

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Not Grandpa’s Candy!

In 1915, Sam Cortese began making and selling his hand-pulled molasses taffy from a wooden, mule-drawn wagon on the streets of New Orleans. The famous red and white wagon bearing the name “Roman Chewing Candy” is a true fixture of New Orleans tradition and still can be found on the streets today, clanging its bell and calling all to come to enjoy the hand-pulled chocolate, strawberry and vanilla taffy.

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Roman Chewing Candy, with the same molasses base used in making the delectable candy, we have sweetened, flavorful Roman Candy Rum. So, enjoy the same delicious taffy flavors in our rum while you reminisce on the memories of buying your first stick.

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