In 1912, chocolate manufacturer Clarence
Crane (Cleveland, Ohio) invented Life Savers as a “summer candy” that could
withstand heat better than chocolate. Since the mints looked like miniature
life preservers, he called them Life Savers. After registering the trademark,
Crane sold the rights to the peppermint candy to Edward Noble for $2,900.
Noble created tin-foil wrappers to keep the mints fresh, instead of cardboard
rolls. Pep-O-Mint was the first Life Saver flavor. Since then, many different
flavors of Life Savers have been produced. The five-flavor roll first appeared
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