Because air conditioning was rare and they melted. He saw a machine pharmacies used to make pills that were round and wafer-shaped, and thought he'd use those to make mints, which at the time were made square (because they were pressed in sheets and then sliced into squares).[4] The machinery could also punch a hole in the center, and Crane named the candy after its resulting life preserver shape.

In 1913, Crane sold the formula for his Life Savers candy to Edward Noble of Gouverneur, New York for $2,900. Noble started his own candy company and began producing and selling the mints known as Pep-O-Mint Life Savers. He also began to package the mints into rolls wrapped in tin foil to keep them from going stale. This process was done by hand until 1919 when machinery was developed by Edward Noble's brother, Robert Peckham Noble, to streamline the process.


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Life Savers Wint O Green Candy Roll 0.84oz (24g)

£1.99
Life Savers Wint O Green offers a delicious wintergreen flavour. This soothing treat will please candy lovers of all ages!

Lifesavers – Gummies NEONS – 7oz (198g)

£4.49
The electric combination of Bold Berry, Orange Pop, Pink Punch, Cherry Lime Splash, and Electric Lemonade flavors in Life Savers Neons Gummies recalls the treats we enjoyed growing up.

Lifesavers Butter Rum Hard Candy Roll(32g)

£1.99
Life Savers candies are impossible to resist in any form, but when you’re talking about the tangy, buttery taste of Life Savers Butter Rum Hard Candy, the appeal is doubly intense! These delicious gold rings offer a rich, sweet flavor that puts ordinary butterscotch candy to shame.

Lifesavers Hard SUGAR FREE Peppomint Peg Bag 2.75oz(78g)

£3.99
These hard-candy mints are ideal for freshening your breath after morning coffee or a long lunch break or as a sweet treat in the afternoon. Keep a pack at your desk or, better yet, become the office champion and share some Life Savers Mints with those in need. After all, isn’t it time you enjoyed the minty side of simple?