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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Five things about candyland

  1. These days, a sugar high refers to the price of sugar
  2. Candy is big business
  3. There were 10,170 confectionary workers in Cook County in 1995
  4. By 2004, there were only 5,378
  5. Chicago supplies 12% of candy in United States

Source: Chicago keeps hold of ‘candy capital’ title

Posted by Marie at August 13, 2005 12:38 AM


Interesting about the Chicago confectionary worker numbers. I imagine that losing Fannie Mae and local production of Marshall Fields Frango line might have had an impact on that (maybe if I read the article I'll find that out).

Posted by: Dan at August 14, 2005 12:32 PM

I don't think it mentioned anything about Frango, which kind of surprised me.

Posted by: Marie at August 14, 2005 9:26 PM