Oliver’s Candies moves main candy-making operations to Elba
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Oliver’s Candies moves main candy-making operations to Elba

Jun 14, 2018

The Oliver’s Candies on 211 W. Main St. in Batavia continues to be busy as ever.

So busy, the candy-making end of the operation has moved to Elba, and a second location has opened.

The Daily News will feature the new location on 100 Main St. in Elba along with the new store, Sweet-Life Country Store, in our Saturday edition.

According to the website, “Oliver’s Candies was established in 1932 by Joseph Boyd Oliver. Mr. Oliver blanched peanuts in his home, then went out to stores and gas stations to sell his product. After experimenting with formulas, homemade recipes, long hours and hard work, he developed such now-famous products as Cashew Glaze and Hostess Squares. Joseph Oliver and his wife, Edna, sold the business in 1960 with the stipulation that they keep the same quality of chocolate and candies that Oliver’s was known for. Over the years, innovations were added and the wooden framed house was remodeled as a chalet. Oliver’s uses original family proven recipes, the very best ingredients, including real butter, cream, honey and other natural products. This, along with the skilled experience of the master candy maker, is a guarantee of continued success. Oliver’s top seven employees have over 220 years accumulative service of loyalty and adherence to quality and customer service.”

By John Anderson, Batavia Daily News

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