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Wednesday, July 17

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The Washington Post takes a look at the status of candy and chocolate companies in Chicago. Some (Blommer Chocolate Company, Margie's Candies) are doing well in the city, while other companies (Primrose Candy Company, Brach's, Ferrara Pan Candy Co.) are moving some or all of their manufacturing out of the US, to take advantage of the lower cost of sugar outside this country. Still, there are new companies sprouting up (Blue Cat Candy Company, Chicago Chocolate Company) to feed Chicagoans' need for sweets, so the Chicago/candy connection is still alive. (See also the Art of Chocolate event tomorrow night in Slowdown.)

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