Boyer Candy factory - Altoona, Pennsylvania
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N 40° 30.642 W 078° 24.250
17T E 719931 N 4487679
Quick Description: The Boyer factory makes chocolate items in Altoona, PA. There is an outlet store here.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2021 8:00:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM13KXQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The Boyer Brothers started their candy business in their mother Emily's kitchen in order to supplement the family income during the Depression Years. With brother Bill making the candy, Mom and sister Emily doing the wrapping, and brother Bob going door to door selling the brothers began what would prove to be a very successful business venture.

Initially, they made homemade fudge and nut raisin clusters. As the demand increased for Boyer Candy, so did the line of candy that they offered.

With the success of their business came the need to develop new concepts in candy.

The brothers originally tried covering marshmallows in chocolate but were unable to get the marshmallow to stiffen. Emily suggested the use of cupcake papers and the Mallo Cup became the first cup candy in America. As the years passed and the demand increased, the brothers moved the operation to an industrial facility in 1936 where the cup concept expanded with Peanut Butter Cups and Smoothie Cups.

(from the history section of the Boyercandies.com site)
Product manufactured here: Candy, including Mallo Cup

Address:
821 17th Street
Altoona, PA United States of America
16602


Web Page: [Web Link]

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