America’s Favorite Cherry Candy Bar-Cherry Mash-St Joseph MO

By
Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stein Summers MO #1999033426

This company introduced the ‘Candy Cop’ and makes what is known as ‘America’s Favorite Cherry Candy Bar’.

Cherry Mash of St Joseph MO

 Chase Candy Company, located in St. Joseph, Missouri has been making candy since 1876.  Known for using only the best ingredients and making small batches at a time, the old fashioned way, to maintain consistency and great taste, the company is still in business today.  In the first 50 years of business, Chase Candy produced over 500 different types of candy.  Not all were hits, but the Cherry Mash Candy bar created in 1918 sure was and still remains their best seller.

A Cherry Mash is a candy bar is a mound of chopped peanuts blended with a chocolate coating over a smooth cherry fondant.  The Cherry Mash is well known around St. Joseph and the Midwest.  It is often given to visitors as a welcome token to the city and typically handed out to all that drive thru the famous Winter Wonderland at Krug Park each holiday season.  It is a ‘you love it or you hate’ it type of candy bar.  Many people that have moved away purchase a bag of mashes first off when they come back to visit.  Others are known to send packages of them as gifts – to family and friends that once lived here and even those that have never had one.  The Cherry Mash Candy Bar has over time become a great marketing tool for the city, and we all want everyone to at least try one!

Cherry Mash Candy Bar

135 years later, the company still operates where it was originally located but in a new, purpose factory that was built in 2005.  The Yantis family owns and operates the business and has invested in a number of new technologies over the years to stay up with production, sales and marketing.  Although unable to offer public tours, you can still stop by and purchase factory-fresh candy at 1307 South 59th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64507.

Treat yourself today….
Also enjoy reading another article I wrote several years ago about Cherry Mash.

Posted by

Facebook-Dona Reynolds      Twitter-Dona Reynolds     Linkedin-Dona Reynolds     rss-donareynolds

If your looking for a home in the St Joseph Mo area, you can visit my

St Joseph REAL ESTATE website at www.donareynolds.com

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate General Information
Location:
Missouri Buchanan County Saint Joseph
Groups:
Show Me Missouri
Posts to Localism
Missouri News
Things to Do/Places to Visit
Local Expert
Tags:
american favorite business in st joseph mo
cherry mash

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
1,709,615
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Dona

Dona my friend, the Chase Candy Company sure does make mighty fine candy for folks to enjoy! The Cherry Mash Candy Bar sure is mighty tasty!

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Jul 06, 2012 11:17 AM #1
Rainmaker
101,391
Dona Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stein Summers - Saint Joseph, MO
St. Joseph MO

Dale, I am sure you remember their great candy bars, since you once was a Midwesterner and they still are my favorite today.  I hope New Hampshire has not been as hot as Missouri.  Have a great week:)

Jul 09, 2012 02:54 AM #2
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
101,391

Dona Reynolds

St. Joseph MO
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information