Yellow Bird: Candy shop in Grand Forks creative
"With the holidays and gift-giving on the horizon, I thought I would do some research on chocolate if you can call visiting a candy store research. While in Widman's Candy Shop in Grand Forks, I met a most incredible man a candy maker extraordinaire.

George Widman Jr. is 87 years old. His family's candy-making history stretches back to the 1800s. His grandfather, William, was a baker and candy maker, and he started the ball rolling. Then, his father, George Sr., took over the candy making and added ice cream.

George Jr. concentrates on just candy today. His partner (and a candy maker, too) is his wife, Betty. I didn't get to meet her, but according to George, in spite of her health problems, she also spends a great deal of time at the shop.

As I nibbled on their latest concoction, a chocolate-covered "Blueberry Zinger," the delicious essence of chocolate almost made me swoon. This room must be filled with molecules of chocolate, and I'm inhaling them, I thought."

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Dorreen Yellow Bird: Candy is dandy especially Widman's (The Grand Forks Herald 12/8)
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