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Baby Ruth Candy Bar Name Origins

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Retro Baby Ruth

Ask someone where the name for the Baby Ruth candy bar came from and most people will say it was named after Babe Ruth, the famous baseball player. I found in an online candy trivia quiz (which I don’t have the URL for, sorry), and in other places, that it was actually named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth.

I just found out though, that more than likely it was named for Babe Ruth.

Conventional wisdom holds that the candy bar was named not after Babe Ruth but Ruth Cleveland, the infant daughter of President Grover Cleveland. The problem with that story is that the candy bar was first introduced in 1921 when Babe Ruth was at the height of his popularity. Ruth Cleveland had been dead 17 years.
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Here is another page that debunks the Curtiss Candy Company’s claim that it was named after Baby Ruth Cleveland. It’s interesting reading and provides some good arguments.

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8 Responses to “Baby Ruth Candy Bar Name Origins”

  1. 1
    ashley says:

    i loooooooovvvvvvvvveeeeee candy

  2. 2
    jeff ruth says:

    Candy is so awesome dude

  3. 3
    Tiffany says:

    I love baby ruth candy bars

  4. 4
    Gary Glass says:

    Baby Ruth is the Boss f Candy Bars, mmmmmmmmmmmm good… Goes good with Dr. Pepper too

  5. 5
    Chloe says:


    I love candy!!!!
    Babe ruth is one of the greatest baseball players ever!!!

  6. 6
    Dudet 79 says:

    I love the babe ruth bar thats why im reshearching it man and dudets

  7. 7
    Dulcinea says:

    wow..they’re so cute

  8. 8
    Amber says:

    I love the candy Baby Ruth YUMMMMMMYYYYY!!!!! :P

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