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Kansas City History: Candy-making in KC

Candy dippers at Sifers Valomilk Candy Company
Candy dippers at Sifers Valomilk Candy Company

Kansas City is a sweet place to live--and has been for a long time. High profile candy-makers, artisan chocolatiers, and pioneering mass producers and distributors have all been part of the city's confectionery past and present. By Walt Bodine Show

Walt Bodine and local historian and co-host Monroe Dodd unwrap the history of candy and candy-making in Kansas City. They talk with several local purveyors and listeners about their nougats, er, nuggets of nostalgia for local morsels of sugary goodness.


Russ Sifers, president of Sifers Valomilk

Stuart Bitterman, president of Bitterman Family Confections

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