The Boston Baked Bean” is a generic name used throughout the candy industry for sugar coated peanuts. Ferrara Pan Candy Company developed their line of Boston Baked Beans in the early 1930’s, right around the same time that Red Hots were introduced.
The Boston Baked Bean is created using the cold panned candy process. This process involves building candy pieces from single units, such as peanuts, and tossing them into revolving pans while adding flavor, color and other candy ingredients. This process continues until the pieces become the size desired