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How can you tell Easter is quickly approaching? You get one guess...

SweetWorks joins the Easter candy parade

Published: Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 - 11:23 am

For better or for worse, Easter is associated with candy, and lots of it. Supermarkets and big-box stores have had displays of chocolate rabbits and Peeps set up for weeks now, in anticipation of the April 20 observance.

See’s and Lindt are two familiar chocolatiers, but another player is SweetWorks of Buffalo, N.Y. The family-owned company has made and shipped chocolates globally since 1956. Much of it is nut-free, gluten-free and kosher.

As a sidebar, the company holds the Guinness record for making “the world’s largest Jawbreaker.”

SweetWorks manufactures chocolates and candies under several brands, some more familiar than others — Niagra, Celebration, Ovation, Oak Leaf, Sixlets and Nerds.

SweetWorks offers a line of Easter candy that includes chocolate eggs, bunnies and chicks, which are populating Sacramento-area stores now. To see SweetWorks’ complete confections lineup, click here.

Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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