|Elmer's retail store, early 1900's.
Elmer's is the oldest family owned chocolate company in America and
the second largest heart-boxed chocolate manufacturer in America!
|Their first building was on the corner of Jackson and Levee Streets.
|The packing and shipping department.
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|My aunt once worked on the candy assembly line at Elmer's. She was young
at the time and was thrilled when she learned that the company policy was
'eat as much candy as you like, free of charge!' She could hardly believe her
good fortune....until she learned the method behind this seeming madness,
and it didn't take her long to reach an understanding. For two days, she ate
her fill---and way beyond---of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. The
third day, she couldn't go to work, because her folly had caught up with her
and she was sick as sick could be. From that day forward, as long as she
worked at the company, she couldn't bring herself to eat another piece of
chocolate. And she couldn't face another Gold Brick bar for the rest of her
life! :-) Nancy