Crackers & Bon Bons

The History behind Christmas Crackers

Christmas crackers were first made in about 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith. He had seen the French "bon bon" sweets (almonds wrapped in pretty paper). He came back to London and tried selling similar sweets in England which also included a small motto or riddle in with the sweet. But they didn't sell very well.

However, one night, while he was sitting in front of his log fire, he became very interested by the sparks and cracks coming from the fire. Suddenly, he thought what a fun idea it would be, if his sweets and toys could be opened with a crack when their fancy wrappers were pulled in half. 

Christmas crackers can bring a little touch of magic to any table. Crackers can also be used to decorate any room, retail store or business. Sprinkle some amongst presents under the tree, pile a few as a table centrepiece or distribute them among display shelves.
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