Grabham’s Candies has sweets for any occasion
|Shown from left, Christine Liston and her mother, Janene Pierce, operate Grabham’s Candies at 4301 State Road.|
|Photo courtesy of Grabham’s Candies|
The 62-year-old business is owned and operated by the mother/daughter team Janene Pierce and Christine Liston.
“Our desire has always been to offer our customers a truly superior confection,” said Liston. “To obtain this result, our candy is handmade.”
Grabham’s offers 160 varieties of chocolates, including chocolate creams such as lemon cream and raspberry cream snowballs; coated nuts; a large selection of cordials; covered or dipped fruits such as raisins, pineapple wedges, orange peels and apricots; barks; truffles with flavors such as pumpkin pie, ice wine, peach and champagne; assorted chocolate-covered jellies; and other goodies such as marzipan, caramels and almond toffee.
Among customer favorites are “Jimmies,” which are made with soft caramel, chocolate and nuts, and almond toffee.
Liston said Grabham’s offers treats for any and all occasions, and they have more than 500 molds to create unique items. Currently, the staff is working on creating Easter goodies, including chocolate bunnies that range from 1 inch to 2-1/2 feet tall.
Liston said Grabham’s uses antique molds from the turn of the century and from the 1950s, including one used by her great-grandfather to create a “Nutty Bunny,” as well as some newer molds.
“Some of these older molds are very retro and are popular with our customers,” she said. “We have people who remember getting treats from grandma that they keep coming back for. We also have people who grew up in the area, moved away, and when they are back here for a visit, they come in to stock up on their favorites.”
Grabham’s also offers an assortment of trays, gift baskets and tins that can be used as gifts for teachers, birthdays, friends, as a hostess gift or for Mother’s Day. Liston said Grabham’s also can create shower or wedding favors for customers.
Grabham’s now carries gluten-free products and numerous sugar-free items.
Photos of the store’s chocolate treats are available on Instagram and Pinterest, as well as the website at www.grabhamscandies.com, which Liston said is undergoing an extensive renovation that should be completed by early May.
The shop is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.
Orders are accepted online at www.grabhamscandies.com, via email to grabhamscandies.com, by fax to 330-929-7152 or by calling 330-923-6285. Mail order and shipping are available.
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