CHICAGO (CBS) — Tucked away inside a small store front in Clarendon Hills is a place Willy Wonka could be proud of.
“We produce all our own hard candy lollipops. We make all kind of custom, unique, different hard candy pieces. Our most notable items are our edible image lollipops which have pictures inside of them in anyway,” said Cheryl Carr, co-owner of Vintage Confections.
The business originally started in her sister Heather Kelly’s home.
“She originally started with fortune cookies, truffles and just kind of experimenting with a whole wide variety of sweet treats. It then became an art, it became about how do I customize every request? So she started making custom molds,” Carr said.
Now a commercial kitchen and retail space on South Prospect, it produces some 10,000 to 15,000 pieces a week.
“Our brand is pretty well known. We are actually more well-known internationally than domestically,” she said.