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Images: Behind the scenes at Long Grove Confectionery

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  • Workers sort candy into bags at Long Grove Confectionery's production facility in Buffalo Grove.

       Workers sort candy into bags at Long Grove Confectionery's production facility in Buffalo Grove.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A popcorn turtle is covered in chocolate as it moves along the conveyor belt.

       A popcorn turtle is covered in chocolate as it moves along the conveyor belt.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Clara Perez weighs individual pieces of chocolate turtles.

       Clara Perez weighs individual pieces of chocolate turtles.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Individual pieces of chocolate are weighed at Long Grove Confectionery's production facility.

       Individual pieces of chocolate are weighed at Long Grove Confectionery's production facility.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Pretzels are bathed in while chocolate as they travel down a conveyor belt at Long Grove Confectionery.

       Pretzels are bathed in while chocolate as they travel down a conveyor belt at Long Grove Confectionery.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The original Long Grove Confectionery building in historic Long Grove.

       The original Long Grove Confectionery building in historic Long Grove.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Toffee is boxed up for sale.

       Toffee is boxed up for sale.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fudge cups topped with M&M candies for sale at the Long Grove Confectionery store in downtown Long Grove.

       Fudge cups topped with M&M candies for sale at the Long Grove Confectionery store in downtown Long Grove.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The original Long Grove Confectionery building in historic Long Grove.

       The original Long Grove Confectionery building in historic Long Grove.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Isaias Gil breaks a huge sheet of toffee with a spatula at Long Grove Confectionery's production facility.

       Isaias Gil breaks a huge sheet of toffee with a spatula at Long Grove Confectionery's production facility.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Veronica Mendiola and Maria Tapia prepare boxes of chocolate.

       Veronica Mendiola and Maria Tapia prepare boxes of chocolate.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Pretzels are sorted before being covered with white chocolate.

       Pretzels are sorted before being covered with white chocolate.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Chocolate covered pretzels are weighed at the facility in Buffalo Grove.

       Chocolate covered pretzels are weighed at the facility in Buffalo Grove.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Lilia Acala weighs containers of chocolate covered pretzels.

       Lilia Acala weighs containers of chocolate covered pretzels.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Behind the Scenes at Long Grove Confectionery

 

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