Oleaginous History of Wax Lips

Petroleum paraffin finds its way from refinery to candles, crayons, chewing gum…and an unusual candy.   When Ralphie Parker and his 4th-grade classmates dejectedly hand over their Wax Fangs to Mrs. Shields in “A Christmas Story,” a generation might be reminded of what a penny used to buy at the local Woolworth’s store. But there … Continue reading Oleaginous History of Wax Lips