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Leslie Candy Co. shutting down

Owner says demand for product still constant; new buyer sought


June 2, 2019

Kevin Wilson

Greg Southard with peanut patties, a staple of the Leslie Candy Co. he has owned since 2002. Southard ceased production May 15 with hopes to find a new buyer. Southard said opinions range on the peanut patty, but it's undeniably one of his best sellers.

CLOVIS - You could see it, couldn't you? Homer Simpson holding treats from Leslie's Candy in one of his yellow paws, saying "Mmmmmm, cinnamon suckers."

Alas, Homer is a fictional character, a cartoon. But plenty of actual life-sized, flesh-and-bon...

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