Bessie Zeller didn’t start making her unique honey-based candy with the intent of turning it into a family business. Instead, she was just following a doctor’s orders. Zeller began creating the candy in her Lovell, Wyo. (pop. 2,367), home more than 50 years ago after an optometrist advised her that her son Mitchel’s vision would improve if sugar were eliminated from his diet. Looking for a sugar replacement, she turned to honey, which was in abundant supply because of her husband Clarence’s occupation as a beekeeper. “So, I started creating all my own recipes and did all my cooking, canning and baking with honey,” says Bessie, 79. “One year later, he didn’t need glasses.”
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In 1892 Leon Sweet started the Sweet Candy Company in Portland, Oregon. In the beginning, Sweet’s manufactured just a few varieties of candy. However, the candy that Leon offered for sale had two distinguishing characteristics: the candy was mostly made by hand, and folks loved it. They loved it because of the quality. In 1900 Leon moved the operation from Portland to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he merged several small specialty stores into one general line manufacturing company. Over the years, Sweet’s has become more innovative and more automated.
The size and quality of the original nut has been developed through the years with the Pacific Northwest climate and cultivation. Now 98% of all hazel nuts grown in the United States are from our lush Willamette Valley in Western Oregon. Pacific Hazelnut Candy Factory has developed a tradition of quality and service. Care is given from grading nuts through product development in the kitchen to assure consistent fine products.
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