One of the original kids’ candies, these unique lemon, lime and cherry treats are as fun to look at as they are to eat. Colorful and unique, this is the retro nostalgic treat that we all remember having fun with as a child. In 1980, NECCO acquired the Gum Products Company which owned the Cumberland Valley brand, the originators of candy buttons in America. Then in 1989, NECCO acquired the Candy House Candy Buttons brand, which made NECCO the exclusive manufacturer of this popular retro candy. The NECCO company says they make 3/4 billion Candy Buttons each year.