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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Palmer's Candy Company - Made in America

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Palmer's Candy Shop & Museum
A Sioux City, Iowa company that has a candy shop near historic downtown.  Inside they have a mini-museum with some old pieces of candy making equipment from years ago and a short repetitive movie of how they make several different kinds of candies.

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Antique Candy Mixer
As you walk into the candy store the first thing that you see is a couple of antique candy making machines.  On the other side of the store is a small area that is set up as a museum.  It also has a flat screen TV that shows the updated modern process.  Some of the candies are still done mostly by hand.
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Old Fashioned Candy Presses
The rollers seen on the shelves on the wall shows how one piece of equipment can be setup to create several dozen different kinds of candy. They still make the old fashioned candy as well as the new candy.  
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Old Fashioned Bulk Candy
Four enormous rectangle tables hold two rows of boxes each.  Every box is a unique candy combination.  Dark or milk chocolate, plain or with nuts are just a few of the choices offered.  I had such a difficult time choosing!   
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Boxes & boxes of bulk candy
I chose, dark chocolate malted milk balls, sugar free, traditional, and candy corn taffy, candy corn, candy pumpkins, sugar free "old-fashioned candies, bit-o-honey, bites, two coconut haystacks and about a dozen sugar free chocolate coated caramels and candies. 
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A special gift box
No, I didn't buy the traditional pretty box of candy. I bought my own unique mix.  They had a large number of employees that scooped up the candy for the people looking and I walked away with eight small bags of candy as each different price per pound was put in a unique bag.  

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Museum Pieces
I enjoyed visiting this candy store with it's mini-museum.  But then I could watch the shoe "how it's made" on the History channel for yours.  My brain still asks "why?" and "How'd they do that?"

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