Sweet Annie's family roots in the candy business began at the end of Prohibition. During the roaring 20's up until 1933, Annie's Great Aunt Margaret was an established bootlegger in South Philadelphia- known for brewing the best "Bathtub Gin" in town. After Prohibition she turned her popularity and well-known address into a candy store. Located on the corner of 22nd and Mifflin streets, across from St. Edmonds Grade School, Margaret and her husband Frank, catered to hundreds of neighborhood children every week. Margaret and Frank operated the store for 25 years up until 1958 when they retired.