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History of Bogdon’s Candy Sticks

December 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

By Garland Pollard

KANSAS CITY – It started at a wedding reception in Kansas City, Missouri in 1945.

Walter Bogdon rolled hard candy into sticks, and then decided to dump them into chocolate. Thus was born Bogdon’s Reception Stick.

Many other products of the Bogdon Candy Company Inc. have since been introduced including Mint Double Dips (a spun sugar stick dipped in dark chocolate, drenched again, and wrapped in an elegant silver foil) and other varieties of chocolates including Kahlua and Amaretto flavored candies.

Find out more at

According to the site, it’s still a family-owned business, with over three generations of Bogdon’s making the candies over an open fire, in only 100-pound batches at a time.

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Tags: Brand History · Grocery · Regional Brands

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  • 1 bill mcmahon // Oct 20, 2010 at 10:39 am

    What a great store! They have every candy I could imagine and they gave me great pricing for my wedding!

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