Thursday, February 11, 2010

Show your love by shopping local. Happy Valentine's Day!

You still have time to show love for your local businesses and your loved- ones!

It's that time of year to show those you admire how much you really do! Buy some chocolates and other confections to show you really care.

Here are a couple local candy companies that have retail stores in the area as well as offer on-line purchasing. Show your love by shopping local!

Dan's Homemade Candies Since 1919
229 E. Cass St., Joliet, Il. 60432 (815)723-3844
1003 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, Il. 60435 (815)722-0712

Since I was a little girl, Dan's Homemade Candy has been a huge part of my life for all holidays and special occasions. I could always count on getting a box of my favorites - Dan's caramels and when in season, Dan's caramel apples!

I have yet to find something comparable. A few times a year, my husband and I make a pilgrimage there and hardly ever have the car started before eating the first piece. I'm looking forward to this upcoming apple season to give my little girl her first caramel apple! Being part of Joliet for as long as they have been, they are a tradition for many families. Even my diabetic grandmother swore that they had the best sugarless candy and counted on a box every Easter.

If you haven't been there, you're missing out on a great local establishment.--Michelle M.

Hollingworth Candies, Inc. Established 1985
922 S. State Street, Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: (815) 838 2275 Fax: (815) 838 4337

If you know of any more local confectioners that you'd like to support, let us know and we'll add them to the list!

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