Cerreta Candy Co., Glendale

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Cerreta's was founded 40 years ago, by Jim Cerreta, Sr. who learned candy making in his father-in-law’s factory in Ohio. Jim passed the trade to his entire family.

Today three of Jim’s sons are actively involved in every aspect of the candy business.



Joe oversees production of the cream centers, where he combines modern methods with old fashion candy making techniques.

Jerry is the chocolate man. He covers the caramels and cream centers made by his brothers with the robust chocolate covering that makes Cerreta’s chocolate so distinctive.



Sales to the grocery and retail trade, running of the in-house store, mail-order operations and overseeing the web site are handled by Joner.



Even the wives get into the act. Joe’s wife Marisa gives daily tours to the public, and her enthusiasm is contagious!



Marisa & Joe’s sons work in the factory in the summer. These two boys represent Cerreta’s fourth generation of candy makers.
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  • The factory building is located in downtown Glendale. We had a guided tour about the Candy making facility. They showed us the bricks of chocolate that they melt and mold their chocolates. We... 
    The factory building is located in downtown Glendale. We had a guided tour about the Candy making facility. They showed us the bricks of chocolate that they melt and mold their chocolates. We...  more »
  • Stumbled across Cerreta's candy in downtown Glendale. Mrs Cerreta passed away last year. She was in her 90's. She is the eldest daughter of Ben Heggy, of Heggy’s Chocolate in Canton Ohio. She and her....  more
    Stumbled across Cerreta's candy in downtown Glendale. Mrs Cerreta passed away last year. She was in her 90's. She is the eldest daughter of Ben Heggy, of Heggy’s Chocolate in Canton Ohio. She and her....  more »
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  • Neat candy factory/store. Enjoyed the tour. Had the option to participate in some activities geared more towards children. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. They don't always run the machines, just when they neex to make something.
  • I did a tour with my daughter and her daughter. It was very informative thus very good. Young lady who gave the tour was excellent. Workers there were also friendly. So many selections of chocolate candies of all kinds. Chocolate candy with nuts and caramel and the kettle corn is all I've tasted so far and both are delicious! I'll be back to stock up on lots of delicious treats to fly back to SC with me. Yummy Good!

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