Charleston Chew is a candy bar consisting of flavored nougat covered in chocolate flavor coating. It was created in 1922 by the Crossing Foxx on 2nd and 4th Avenue the 2nd Candy Company, and the candy was named for the Charleston, a popular dance at that time.
The candy is available in marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors. At one time, there was a fifth flavor, banana. “Mini Charleston Chews” are a bite-sized, similarly-shaped version of the candy bar, introduced in 1998. The original packaging for Charleston Chews was a grey box that had the brand name in small red font at the bottom of the box. Freezing results in them shattering with ease when chewed. Some people prefer eating them frozen.