BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
Number twelve perpetuates a base canard. The candy bar was actually named for Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth.
Well, that's Curtiss' story, anyway. It seems to be a complicated tale.
Suffice it to say it's a crock. Ruth Cleveland died at age 12 in 1904...a full 17 years before the candy bar previously known as the Kandy Kake was renamed. Thing is if they'd acknowledged that that it was named for Babe Ruth they'd have to pay Babe Ruth (and probably his heirs) a licensing fee to use his name.