Ferrara Pan - Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 41° 52.446 W 087° 44.146
16T E 438945 N 4636059
Quick Description: Ferrara Pan makes several classic American hard candies, including Lemonheads, Jawbuster Jawbreakers, Atomic Fireballs and Boston Baked Beans.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2007 9:08:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM2J27
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 45

Long Description:
Ferrara Pan was started in 1908 by Salvatore Ferrara, who immigrated to America in 1901. He was skilled in the art of making Italian pastries and sugar coated almonds, a favorite at Italian weddings. In 1919 he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Anello Pagano, and the two expanded the line of confections created at the factory. The same families, Ferrara, and Pagano, continue to own and manage the Ferrara Pan Candy Company to this day.

The word "pan" in the company's title comes from the process by which their candies are made. The Website explains this "process involves building candy pieces from single units, such as grains of sugar, nuts or candy centers, tossing them in revolving pans while adding the flavor, color and other candy ingredients. This process continues until the pieces become the desired size. Finally, the candy gets a high polish with an edible vegetable wax, which gives it an attractive appearance."

Ferrara Pan's candy is held dear in the hearts of most Americans. Who doesn't remember the pucker that comes from sucking on a Lemonhead, gulping down water after attempting to finish an Atomic Fireball, or the comforting crunch of Boston Baked Beans?
Product manufactured here: Lemonheads, Boston Baked Beans, Atomic Fireballs, Jawbuster Jawbreakers, gummy bears and gummy worms

7301 W. Harrison Street
Forest Park, IL USA

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