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Palmer Candy Company

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405 Wesley Pky
Sioux City, IA 51103
Last Updated: October 25, 2017

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About Palmer Candy Company

In addition to an exceptionally long tradition of providing high quality confections, the company prides itself on a unique history that is highlighted by five generations of family-ownership and management. In an era of mergers, buyouts and consolidation, the Palmer Candy Company operates today as not only one of the country's oldest candy companies but also the very oldest company of its size to be under continued family ownership in the United States!

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Today the great-great grandson of founder, E.C. Palmer, runs the Palmer Candy Company. Striving for confection, the company concentrates on its four business areas:

* Bulk sales of chocolate and other candies to Grocery and
  Specialty Stores
* Contract Manufacturing and Private Label
* Rebagging
* The Bing candy bar line

Even though the company has now grown to the level of producing and shipping massive candy orders to the very largest customers in the country, we haven’t forgotten our early roots making quality candies one batch at a time using the finest ingredients and careful time honored production techniques. We love making chocolate confections and enjoy living up to our 100 year old motto - “Making Life Sweeter Since 1878”!

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In hopes of offering the community a bit of nostalgia, history and delicious candy, the Palmer Candy Company relocated and expanded the Old Time Candy Shoppe in 2007.  Located convenientally close to I-29, the Shoppe contains a museum decorated with old pictures, antique advertising and packaging as well as other interesting company artifacts.  Our staff is happy to assist you with the hundreds of candy selections, including some classic favorites such as the Twin Bing, La Fama and our famous peanut clusters.

Palmer Candy

405 Wesley Parkway • Sioux City, IA

712-258-7790

www.palmercandy.com

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In 1969, the fruit company closed its doors, allowing the Palmer Company to focus its energy on the candy business. As the company's growth continued, so did the need to expand into an updated, larger facility. In 1979, the Palmer Candy Company moved to a large factory remodeled exclusively for the production of candy.

Palmer Candy

405 Wesley Parkway • Sioux City, IA

712-258-7790

www.palmercandy.com

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The Palmers purchased Sioux City's Soo Candy Company and its peanut-roasting department in 1941. This was the beginning of the Palmer peanut and nutmeat business that still exists today. In 1956, the company purchased the candy division of the Johnson Biscuit Company, claiming the rights to the popular La Fama candy brand.  At the same time, the company began purchasing candy from other manufacturers and expanded into the repack and rack business.

Palmer Candy

405 Wesley Parkway • Sioux City, IA

712-258-7790

www.palmercandy.com

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The roaring 20s brought prosperity to our country and increased sales to the Palmer fruit and candy business. The year 1923, marked the birth of Palmer Candy Company's Bing candy bar. At the time, candy bars were an innovative concept that was rapidly sweeping the nation.  Bings originally came in four flavors; maple, vanilla, pineapple and cherry.  Today, the Cherry Bing is still produced by hand and remains a Midwest regional favorite!

Palmer Candy

405 Wesley Parkway • Sioux City, IA

712-258-7790

www.palmercandy.com

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6 Twin Bings (cut into chunks)

1/2 c. light Karo syrup

1/2 c. sugar

3/4 c. peanut butter

3 c. Special K cereal

Lightly butter a 9 x 9 inch. Press and flatten Twin Bing chunks so they are covering the bottom and sides of the pans. Cutting the Bings into chunks makes it easier to flatten and also spreads the cherry around.

Mix Karo syrup, sugar and peanut butter in a large saucepan. Heat until boiling around the edges. Mix in cereal. Put into pan and press until flat.

Palmer Candy

405 Wesley Parkway • Sioux City, IA

712-258-7790

www.palmercandy.com

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