Doscher’s Candies was founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, a German immigrant who arrived in Cincinnati in 1868. Initially, Claus joined his uncles who were in the candy and sugar business. After a few years, Claus wanted to start his own venture and created Doscher Brothers Candy Company with one of his brothers. In early 1900’s Claus discovered a new candy being introduced in France that was making big news; taffy. Claus bought the recipe and a new cooper kettle and began experimenting with making the taffy. After several years of testing, Claus finally perfected his recipe and started selling his taffy in pieces by the pound. Doscher’s taffy was a big hit with the locals around town.