C. Howard Company Inc. was started by Charles Howard, of New York City in the early 1930's. Mr. Howard, in search of a "unique and different flavored candy", concocted a delightful confectionary mint called, "Choward's Violet", in a small industrial loft on Broadway. His first retail experience was selling "Choward's Violet" on the street corners of Manhattan, where the product's reputation grew.
Upon the passing of Mr. Howard, the company carried on under the leadership of Elizabeth Juhase, a long time valued employee. In the 1970's, Elizabeth enlisted the help of her nephews, who to this day operate the company as a family concern. The company continues to manufacture the original line of quality products started by Mr. Charles Howard.