Hollingworth Candies got its start in humble beginnings in Homer Township, IL (now Homer Glen) in 1982. “My mother, Margaret Carlson, and her neighbor started cooking toffee on her kitchen stove,” says Wendy Carver, owner of the Lockport, IL business. “She used a home recipe she had found in the Chicago Tribune. A man was closing his business and put a home recipe for toffee into the paper.”
They started with cooking toffee in one pan on the stove, adding another, then four all at once,” Wendy recalls. “She had retired from nursing and was already sewing Raggedy Ann Dolls to sell at craft fairs for a little extra money and decided to also sell the toffee.”
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