26 October 2011 @ 12:50 am
The Dark Secret about Brach's Candy...  
Brach's Halloween

When posting this, I found out something interesting, that the heiress to the Brach fortune, Helen Brach, disappeared on February 17, 1977 and was declared legally dead in May 1984. An investigation into the case uncovered serious criminal activity associated with Chicago stable owners including Silas Jayne and Richard Bailey (who Brach was romantically involved with). More than a decade later Bailey was charged with, but not convicted of, conspiring to murder Mrs. Brach, he eventually received a long sentence after being convicted of defrauding her.

Info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Brach
 
 
 
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Ejia Arath: ur flavr iz deelishusejia_arath03 on October 26th, 2011 09:31 am (UTC)
How appropriately morbid!

I hope Brach's candies aren't made from real chopped-up missing Brachs. D:
Singe Addamssingeaddams on October 26th, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
If they are then I've eaten the entire family. Love them mellocremes!
pikkewyntjiepikkewyntjie on October 26th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
That article also mentions horse murders! No wonder the other two kids are staying back. As for the pirate, he knows exactly what's in them, and he's okay with it because that's Andrew Zimmern as a child and the moment his motto became: "If it looks good, eat it!"
Philip Newtonpne on October 26th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
"Special candies"?

As in "special brownies"?
Man Writing Slash: are you? right now?write_light on October 26th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
That story needs to be a movie!

also, egads, those nasty little candy pumpkins! D:
My name is Freezer and my anti-drug is porn: OBJECTION!freezer on October 26th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
Will a Law & Order episode do?

Edited at 2011-10-26 08:38 pm (UTC)
Nyxalinthnyxalinth on October 26th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Yay for Brach's! I used to love those coconut squares. Also, that kid's bag is adorable. I want it.
erinfondueerinfondue on October 26th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing!
Neville Longbottom, sekrit badass: MST3K: Boggy Creek II - Dictator for Lifchicklet_girl on October 26th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
What, no jelly nougats? *sigh* Fine, I'll take a lollipop.

Edited at 2011-10-26 04:35 pm (UTC)
Sarahtresjolie9 on October 26th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, take one of each, especially the unwrapped ones, which every other little kid in the neighborhood has had their trick or treating hands in!

And those unwrapped lollipops especially the green and yellow ones, totally don't be the very last thing to go in your trick or treat bag. The day before Thanksgiving, when you are whining that you want candy, it won't still be there, covered in a layer of dust.

Me.cremepuff on October 26th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
I miss Brach's chocolate covered cherries. :(
Miss Tia's Journalmisstiajournal on October 26th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
i want a banana split bar!!! that sounds delicious!!!

hutchloverhutchlover on October 26th, 2011 11:04 pm (UTC)
Also, while investigating her murder/disappearance in the 90s, the FBI solved a long-time cold case murder of three young Chicago boys in the late 50s. Their murdered (died in prison), was associated with Silas Jayne and ran several of his horse farms and was a convicted child molester.

Sorry, for the creepiness factor!
E♥: Bert Convy: heartwhoseline_wlsc on October 27th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Oooh, I like Brach's! That mint bar in the dish sounds great.
Linda: Wrong Thingslindapendant on October 27th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
Oh my God! There were actually days when kids could take unwrapped candy from a stranger on Halloween! Truly, there were!

And parent's didn't call poison control to report it!
Maryjuliannamkh on October 28th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
I remember those days. We even got *fruit* without having to get it x-rayed. Of course it turns out the razorblades in fruit was an urban legend. Pixie stix with cyanide and cocaine laced candy are a totally different story, however.
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