The hunt was on for the perfect Easter bunny and I didn’t need to look further than my favorite, local food destination Lancaster Central Market. Miesse Candies is were I started to follow the Peter Cottontail trail! I had the chance to chit chat with Tracy Artus, Owner of Miesse Candies. You can listen in to our chocolate talk here.
Did you know this year marks 140 years of candy making for Miesse Candies? I learned the business has always been family run. After Tracy purchased the business she brought her family to work with and support her. The tradition that Miesse has created, for generations, keeps families coming back and bringing their children too. The factory is located in the heart of downtown Lancaster but her candies sure do travel.
Miesse Candies are known for their handmade caramels and butter creams. The sweets are not made in a state of the art facility but in a space using equipment used for generations before. There is a commitment to quality that brings customers back to Tracy’s doorstep.
I recently used her bacon bites chocolates for a client’s gift basket (Phoebe’s Pure Food sources locally made foods and creates gift baskets for all occasions) and of all the tasty treats those bites were the biggest hit of the basket!
If you are interested in the making of the Miesse Easter bunnies, are curious what will be filling the hollow bunnies in 2015 or what is more popular the solid or hollow bunny, I invite you to watch my behind the scenes video. Then you need to head over to market and be sure your baskets are full of Miesse sweetness for this Easter. For Miesse store hours and locations visit their website. (I don’t work for them, I just love good chocolate that’s locally made…maybe I should apply for a job at Miesse…)