Why are Humbugs called Humbugs?

A lot of people believe that mint humbugs are called that after Ebenezer Scrooge in Dickens's Christmas Carol who kept saying "bah humbug"..

Though the origin is not a hundred percent clear, it is believed to be derived from Northern England where humbug meant toffee flavoured with mint.

What do you think?  Post a comment if you have any interesting stories or questions about sweets. 

 

We sell some very nice sugar free Humbug sweets.  I could not tell the difference from the Stockley's sugar free humbug and a regular humbug.

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