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Treat to Try: Dietsch Brothers Pretzels

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Dietsch Brothers Pretzels

As we continue to wind our way through the season of sugarplums, a discussion of Dietsch Brothers is long overdue. It’s overdue, in part, because the Findlay candy company has been around since the 1930s. So we’re late to the party. This oversight would be forgivable, accounting for the sheer distance between Columbus and Findlay, but […]

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Ohio’s Own: Spangler Candy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Spangler Candy

Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time to stock up on candy, and if you’re serious about your Ohio Proud-ness, then Dum Dums are gonna be your go-to. Sure, you can stock up on the Reese’s and Snickers too, but if you want some local integrity, then you’ll have to put something from Spangler Candy […]

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Ohio’s Own: Giannios Candy Co.

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Giannios Candy Co.

Eventually, there’s going to be a point in this discussion where Giannios Candy Company gets accolades and raves. But at first blush, it’s excellence feels like a cruel reminder of all that is wrong in the mass-market chocolate candy world. If you’ve been around here very long, you know that things don’t have to be […]

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How Big is the World’s Largest Buckeye?

Anne Evans Anne Evans How Big is the World’s Largest Buckeye?

History was (most likely) made today at the Ohio State Fair as another special attraction was made. The World’s Largest Buckeye was officially weighed today. The piece of buckeye candy was created by Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes of Perrysburg, Ohio and weighed 339 pounds, surpassing the previous record of 271 pounds. Fairgoers were able to see […]

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First Look: IT’SUGAR at Easton Town Center

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill First Look: IT’SUGAR at Easton Town Center

Your day has come, die-hard candy fans. IT’SUGAR is officially open for business at Easton Town Center, and it is intense. Whether you’re interested in gummy bears by the pound, exotic candies you may have never tried, or oversized, classic, American candies, IT’SUGAR is a sugar fiend’s dream come true. They’ve even got a wall […]

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National Candy Retailer IT’SUGAR Opening at Easton Town Center

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega National Candy Retailer IT’SUGAR Opening at Easton Town Center

This week, national candy retailer IT’SUGAR will open its first Columbus store and second store in Ohio. The company, which has more than 100 locations across the country and offers a variety of candies, confections, and novelty products, will open at Easton Town Center on Friday, February 2. IT’SUGAR’s 1,600-square-foot space will stock an inventory […]

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Treat to Try: Anthony Thomas Easter Eggs

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Anthony Thomas Easter Eggs

You’ve got one candy holiday left, sweeties. Then it’s a dry spell until Halloween. No joke: All the good eating holidays are between October and April. No one gives you candy on Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day. That’s just how it is. So, go big for Easter. Cadbury eggs are nice, but they’re […]

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