The beloved Dan's Candies opened a shop in Mokean.
Dan's Homemade Candies
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Get out this weekend and enjoy some fun family-friendly activities.
Every Friday we'll feature some family-friendly weekend events that are happening in the Lincoln-Way communities. It could be activities put on by the local park districts, libraries, community-hosted festivities, volunteer projects, church picnics and more. Help Keep the List Fresh. New Lenox SATURDAY, FEB. 9 Chili Cook-Off at New Lenox Library 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off, noon-1:30 p.m., at New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway. Come to the library to taste and judge the chili entries. Tasting bowls and spoons provided. FREE Cirque Ziva Cirque Ziva, 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln Highway. The Golden Dragon Acrobats’ newest production, “Cirque Ziva,” promises to entertain spectators of all ages with …
The Mokena Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for Dan's Homemade Candies.
A dreary rain Thursday didn't stop fans of Dan's Homemade Candies from coming out to a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome a sweet group of entrepreneurs to Mokena. Dan's Homemade Candies, 11400 W. Lincoln Highway, opened its third store along the busy Route 30 Corridor. The family owned business made their guests feel right at home by offering a variety of delectable delights as samples. The business, which is owned by Karen Nolan, is a family venture. In one way or another, the bulk of employees at Dan's are run by members of the Nelson Family. A sister and store manager, Kelly Bostjancic, makes sure that customers feel right at home when they enter the doors of the charming candy shop. The shop sells everything from caramels, English …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The difference is the caramel recipe and the choice of apples.
For just shy of 100 years Dan's Homemade Candies in Joliet has been delighting customers with tasty delights ever since. Every autumn since 1919, this family-run business has been up to its elbows in dipping apples into 200-degree copper kettles full of caramel. The businesses now has two sites—one at 229 E. Cass St. and the other at 1103 Plainfield Road. In preparation for a host of harvest celebrations, the staff inspects each apple to check for bruises and then moves to prepare between 10-13 loads of apples a day; each load produces between 350-400 taffy apples. Every apple—whether it's destined to be peppered with granulated salted nuts, served plain or decked in orange to resemble a pumpkin—is hand-dipped. In an average year, Dan's …