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Corle Cracker and Conf...
Russell Stover Candies
M S Rosenblath
Theodore S Case
Anne Potter Russ
'Eskimo Pie King' Dead: Russell Stover, Confectioner, Developed Ice Cream Product
May 12, 1954
Obituary for Russell Stover (1888-1954), "[f]ounder and former president of Russell Stover Candies of Kansas City, Mo." Inventor of "the Eskimo Pie, an ice cream product, in the 1920's" and dying at the...
A Sugar Binge
November 9-15, 2006
Article about Kansas City's candy-making heritage, including a history of the Sifers family's Valomilk candy bar, and the Russell Stover Company.
A Sweet Transition at Chocolate Store
June 1, 2007
Owners of Panache Chocolatier, Eileen Cohen and Sharon Hoffman who want to spend more time with family, sold their business to Mark and Barbara Bailey of Lenexa. Cohen and Hoffman first opened a Kron Chocolatier...
Adam Long, Pioneer Merchant
Photos of the home and family of Adam Long at 16th and Central Streets, built in 1871 and razed in 1948, with a story of his early businesses in confectioneries and groceries starting in 1854.
Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid
Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....
After 87 Years, Price Candy Co. Closes Its Doors: Bank Forecloses on Factory in Richmond
Article about the closing and liquidation of the Price Candy Company, "an 87-year-old confectionery manufacturer" founded in the old downtown Jones Store building. Description of the company's history,...
December 18, 2004
Short article about Annedore's Fine Chocolates and their Plaza Christmas lights chocolate specialty. Annedore's is a locally owned confectionery business started in 1988 by Annedore and Nancy Hatch.
At Andre's, Sweet Success
October 21, 2005
Article included in the "Cityscape" column by Joyce Smith. "Fifty years ago this month, Andre and Elsbeth Bollier opened a Swiss pastry and candy shop at 50th and Main streets". They are celebrating the...
B. S. Hungerford
Advertising card for "B. S. Hungerford, Dealer in Fine Cigars & Confectionery, All the best brands of Imported and Domestic Cigars." Image on front is of an African American woman stopping her food preparations...
Betting Dollars to Donuts: How Kansas City's Lord of the Long John Nearly Lost His Business [and Making the Rounds and Sweet Revenge]
Photos and biographical articles about Ray Lamar, founder and owner of "LaMar's Donuts, arguably one of the most successful and long-surviving doughnut shops in America," starting in 1960 at "a former...
Biography of Clara Stover (1882-1975) and Russell Stover (1888-1954), Candymakers
Bitterman's Sweet Success
April 14, 2006
The family-owned Bitterman Family Confections began in the 1930s with vending machines selling peanuts. Article discusses the candy distributor's vendors and includes a timeline.
Bittermans Make Sure Customers 'Have a Sweet Day'
June 1, 2007
Article features Bitterman Family Confections located at 3107 Gillham Road. They have been in business for three generations of their family and are known by their slogan "Have a Sweet Day." Marilyn Bitterman...
Boys of Corle Cracker and Confectionery Company
March 25, 1888
Exterior unidentified group portrait of workers identified as boys of Corle Cracker and Confectionery Company; located on southwest corner of 2nd and Main.
Business News--The Sweetest Place in Town: Russell Stover Candies Opens New Store
Photo and article about the "newest retail location" of Russell Stover Candies company at 51st and Oak Street in Kansas City, "on the edge of the Country Club Plaza, UMKC and several residential neighborhoods,"...
Candy and Confectioners
Photos and information on Kansas City area candy companies and confectioners, including Russell Stover Candies (formerly at 36th and Broadway), Valomilk, Bogdon's Reception Sticks, Cherry Mash of Saint...
Candy from Kansas City
Illustration and article about the candy making business, "Kansas City's fourth largest industry," with description of some of the largest companies such as Russell Stover Candies, Price Candy Company,...
Exterior unidentified group portrait of eight women identified as candy girls, presumably of Corle Cracker and Confectionery Company; located on southwest corner of 2nd and Main.
Candy Man Buys Rare Beans
Short article about how Shawn Askinosie, defense lawyer turned candy maker in Springfield, Missouri, began his company Askinosie Chocolate. Askinosie buys his beans from Soconusco, Mexico, and has perfected...
Candy Man Endures with Old-Fashioned Approach
Describes the history of the candy Valomilk and the local company that manufactures it.
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