Syracuse’s Speach Candy celebrates 100 years of sweet business (video)

Syracuse, N.Y. — There is a sudden demand for fudge.



a young boy sitting at a table with food: Michael Speach Jr., president and head chocolatier of Speach Family Candy Shoppe, packages pieces of pumpkin brittle to sell. Sept. 21, 2020.


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Michael Speach Jr., president and head chocolatier of Speach Family Candy Shoppe, packages pieces of pumpkin brittle to sell. Sept. 21, 2020.

With few other options for fall entertainment in the sixth month of the coronavirus pandemic, families started flocking to Central New York orchards. And the families want fudge with their apples.

So Speach Family Candy Shoppe’s phone has been ringing off the hook this fall, with local apple orchards asking to restock fudge and candies. Speach’s president and head chocolatier Michael Speach Jr. feels a little stressed. It’s a busy time. But he much prefers the rush of orders over no business at all.



website: Speach Family Candy Shoppe celebrates 100 years in business in 2020.


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Speach Family Candy Shoppe celebrates 100 years in business in 2020.

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