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store on Wayne Avenue in Dayton.
That store is still at the company's
headquarters, which has been expanded substantially since then to handle
increased production.
"We have a lot of competition as far
as people from different parts saying
their candy is the best," Day relates.
"So they trade it, and we always hear
that Esther Price comes out on top."
One of the reasons for that is the
ingredients. "We use all pure, natural
ingredients," Day emphasizes. "We use
pure 40 percent butterfat cream and
Swiss chocolate and no preservatives.
We make it the same way Esther made
it for over 90 years, and we have a
reputation for it here." That reputation
has been bolstered by its being voted
for several years as Ohio's best-made
candy by the readers of Ohio magazine.
Another reason for Esther Price
Candies' success is not only the recipes
that are used but the candies' value.
"Our pricing is less expensive than
most competitors," Weaver maintains.
"Nobody has a candy made like ours
that is anywhere close to our retail price,
because we're competitive with even
some of the cheaper candy that's made."

Hand-Made Chocolates
why our company's mail order business is so strong."
"We have an Air Force base in Dayton, so there are people who are transferred here for several years and learn
about the hometown staple of Esther
Price," Accountant Peggy Weaver says.
Every region of the United States
seems to have at least one candy company that its residents think is the best.
Esther Price began making chocolates
at home for her co-workers at a downtown department store in Dayton.
When she started her family with her
husband in 1926, her co-workers urged
her to make candy for them at home.
She continued with this home business
until 1952, when she opened her first

Many of the candy-making techniques
that Esther Price developed are still
being used at the company. "We do a
lot of handwork to keep our product
the same as since Esther had it," Day
says. That hand work produces candy
in different sizes, which necessitates
hand packing, because automated
packing requires consistent sizes.
An innovative product the company
has introduced takes advantage of the
craft beer trend by combining ale from
Warped Wing Brewing Co. in Dayton
with Esther Price peanut brittle to
create Beer Brittle. This year, Esther
Price Candies partnered with Warped
Wing to provide its dark chocolate for
a limited-edition chocolate stout called
Esther's Little Secret.
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