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    Post #1 - May 23rd, 2012, 2:40 pm
    Post #1 - May 23rd, 2012, 2:40 pm Post #1 - May 23rd, 2012, 2:40 pm
    Forest Park sweets-maker Ferrara Pan Candy Co. will merge with Minnesota-based Farley's & Sathers Candy Co., the companies announced Wednesday. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... 0072.story
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  • Post #2 - May 24th, 2012, 10:14 am
    Post #2 - May 24th, 2012, 10:14 am Post #2 - May 24th, 2012, 10:14 am
    Dave148 wrote:Forest Park sweets-maker Ferrara Pan Candy Co. will merge with Minnesota-based Farley's & Sathers Candy Co., the companies announced Wednesday. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... 0072.story


    Well, at least it looks as if the Ferraras will still be involved. One hopes they'll still be making candy here.

    The combined company will be named Ferrara Candy Co. Inc., retaining the century-old Ferrara name. It will be led by Salvatore Ferrara II, chairman and CEO of Ferrara Pan....

    The company declined to comment beyond the press release and did not immediately respond to questions regarding plans for the Forrest Park facility or the effect on local jobs.
  • Post #3 - May 24th, 2012, 10:53 am
    Post #3 - May 24th, 2012, 10:53 am Post #3 - May 24th, 2012, 10:53 am
    God forbid Forest Park and Oak Park (when the wind is blowing northeast) no longer smell like Atomic Fireballs and Lemon Heads (depending on the day of the week).
  • Post #4 - May 25th, 2012, 10:36 am
    Post #4 - May 25th, 2012, 10:36 am Post #4 - May 25th, 2012, 10:36 am
    My wife and I live less than a mile from Ferrara pan. Our favorite "neighborhood smells" are when they make the cherryheads or grapeheads.

    Sure beats the hell out of when we lived in Canaryville and only had a rendered pork fat smell to look forward to when we got home. :lol:

    Hopefully they remain in the area.
  • Post #5 - May 25th, 2012, 11:35 am
    Post #5 - May 25th, 2012, 11:35 am Post #5 - May 25th, 2012, 11:35 am
    Decades ago, I used to live about 4 blocks from FP on the top floor of a building. Much of the time, I was in the direct path of the effluent from FP's stacks. If I left my windows open on Fireball day, it was brutal. I think Cherry day was my favorite, also. Back then they called them Cherry Chans with a caricature of a Chinese man on the box complete with coolie hat and a Fu Man Chu moustache (it was totally offensive). Funny how at the time, it was still OK to stereotype Asians, but not other minorities. I certainly understand why they changed the name of that one, but why change Alexander the Grape?
  • Post #6 - May 25th, 2012, 11:56 am
    Post #6 - May 25th, 2012, 11:56 am Post #6 - May 25th, 2012, 11:56 am
    d4v3 wrote:Decades ago, I used to live about 4 blocks from FP on the top floor of a building. Much of the time, I was in the direct path of the effluent from FP's stacks. If I left my windows open on Fireball day, it was brutal. I think Cherry day was my favorite, also. Back then they called them Cherry Chans with a caricature of a Chinese man on the box complete with coolie hat and a Fu Man Chu moustache (it was totally offensive). Funny how at the time, it was still OK to stereotype Asians, but not other minorities. I certainly understand why they changed the name of that one, but why change Alexander the Grape?


    I believe it was Cherry Clan, right?

    You may be thinking of Charlie Chan, another stereotype played to perfection on screen by Swedish Warner Oland (the guy was versatile).
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  • Post #7 - May 25th, 2012, 12:13 pm
    Post #7 - May 25th, 2012, 12:13 pm Post #7 - May 25th, 2012, 12:13 pm
    David Hammond wrote:
    d4v3 wrote:Decades ago, I used to live about 4 blocks from FP on the top floor of a building. Much of the time, I was in the direct path of the effluent from FP's stacks. If I left my windows open on Fireball day, it was brutal. I think Cherry day was my favorite, also. Back then they called them Cherry Chans with a caricature of a Chinese man on the box complete with coolie hat and a Fu Man Chu moustache (it was totally offensive). Funny how at the time, it was still OK to stereotype Asians, but not other minorities. I certainly understand why they changed the name of that one, but why change Alexander the Grape?


    I believe it was Cherry Clan, right?

    You may be thinking of Charlie Chan, another stereotype played to perfection on screen by Swedish Warner Oland (the guy was versatile).

    No, I am pretty sure it was Cherry Chan playing on the name Charlie Chan with a stereotyped mispronunciation of "Charlie" . I was wrong about the Coolie hat. It was Charlie Chan's bowler hat.

    Here is a link to a picture of the box: http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/cherrychan.html
    gotta love the intertubes, you can find anything

    Apparently Cherry Chan was replaced with Cherry Clans which was not much more PC, since they kept the Chinese connection, and this time added the coolie hats.
    http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/cherryclanbox.html
    Last edited by d4v3 on May 25th, 2012, 12:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.
  • Post #8 - May 25th, 2012, 12:16 pm
    Post #8 - May 25th, 2012, 12:16 pm Post #8 - May 25th, 2012, 12:16 pm
    d4v3 wrote:
    David Hammond wrote:
    d4v3 wrote:Decades ago, I used to live about 4 blocks from FP on the top floor of a building. Much of the time, I was in the direct path of the effluent from FP's stacks. If I left my windows open on Fireball day, it was brutal. I think Cherry day was my favorite, also. Back then they called them Cherry Chans with a caricature of a Chinese man on the box complete with coolie hat and a Fu Man Chu moustache (it was totally offensive). Funny how at the time, it was still OK to stereotype Asians, but not other minorities. I certainly understand why they changed the name of that one, but why change Alexander the Grape?


    I believe it was Cherry Clan, right?

    You may be thinking of Charlie Chan, another stereotype played to perfection on screen by Swedish Warner Oland (the guy was versatile).

    No, I am pretty sure it was Cherry Chan playing on the name Charlie Chan with a stereotyped mispronunciation of "Charlie"

    Here is a link to a picture of the box: http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/cherrychan.html
    gotta love the intertubes, you can find anything


    What do you know: they had both Cherry Chan AND Cherry Clan.

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  • Post #9 - May 25th, 2012, 12:19 pm
    Post #9 - May 25th, 2012, 12:19 pm Post #9 - May 25th, 2012, 12:19 pm
    Yeah I just discovered that and edited my previous post. Funny they changed it to Cherry Clans, which uses even more offensive imagery, but made no sense from a "pun" perpective. Image
    According to the site (which is fantastic BTW), it was not the racist overtones that made them change the name, but a cease and desist order from Warner Oland's family.

    BTW notice the package lost 5 grams in the transition?
  • Post #10 - May 25th, 2012, 12:31 pm
    Post #10 - May 25th, 2012, 12:31 pm Post #10 - May 25th, 2012, 12:31 pm
    Dave, I checked out your first link and scratched my head at " check out this amazing box of Candy Crafters' "Coolies" that museum guest Debby Wapner scanned for me. I don't normally post scans, but I thought this box was great. Debby says the copyright date is 1943. Definitely not a banner year for political correctness, especially when it came to Asians."

    At the risk of igniting a firestorm of debate, I am not sure I see the "racist" elements in this box. I mean, "coolies" were sad members of Asian society, considered to be a little below the lowest rung on the social ladder, but representing them on a box seems innocent enough.

    Writing about this, I just realized why, in the early 60s, an American Indian was pictured on a box of red pistachios. As Tosh might ask, "Is it racist?" It might be.
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  • Post #11 - May 25th, 2012, 12:40 pm
    Post #11 - May 25th, 2012, 12:40 pm Post #11 - May 25th, 2012, 12:40 pm
    Hey, the Cleveland Indians still use "Chief Wahoo" as their logo. That has to be the most offensive portrayal of American Indians ever.
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    Just for old times sake:
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    I encourage everybody to check out the Candy Wrapper Museum
    A really fun site, and a great way to waste time. Great discovery.
  • Post #12 - May 25th, 2012, 12:52 pm
    Post #12 - May 25th, 2012, 12:52 pm Post #12 - May 25th, 2012, 12:52 pm
    The worst for me, growing up 3/4 mile from Ferrara Pan, was boston baked bean day. Ugh.

    Favorite flavors were alexander the grape and johnny apple treats.
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  • Post #13 - May 25th, 2012, 12:57 pm
    Post #13 - May 25th, 2012, 12:57 pm Post #13 - May 25th, 2012, 12:57 pm
    I actually liked (and still like) Lemonheads.

    Odd anti-drug campaign in local schools during the 1990s, supported by Ferrari Pan, was something like "Don't be a Lemonhead. Don't do drugs." Seemed insane to me, associating your product with the very thing you don't want people to like.
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #14 - May 25th, 2012, 1:15 pm
    Post #14 - May 25th, 2012, 1:15 pm Post #14 - May 25th, 2012, 1:15 pm
    David Hammond wrote:I actually liked (and still like) Lemonheads.

    Odd anti-drug campaign in local schools during the 1990s, supported by Ferrari Pan, was something like "Don't be a Lemonhead. Don't do drugs." Seemed insane to me, associating your product with the very thing you don't want people to like.

    I think FP was well aware that their candy was popular among the red-eyed crowd. The boxes were funny (in a weird way), and lemonheads were a great remedy for cotton mouth. Plus it was really cheap, and was always located right next to the rolling papers at your local gas station. On the inner flaps they started putting "say nope to dope".

    Remember "Screamin Yellow Zonkers" with the really weird humor on the boxes? You had to be under the influence to "get it". If that marketing was not geared towards the munchie crowd, I don't know what was. Plus it was manufactured in Villa Park by Sandoz Pharmaceutical, the only legal manufacturer of LSD. I'l bet their focus groups were a trip.
  • Post #15 - May 25th, 2012, 1:22 pm
    Post #15 - May 25th, 2012, 1:22 pm Post #15 - May 25th, 2012, 1:22 pm
    d4v3 wrote:Remember "Screamin Yellow Zonkers" with the really weird humor on the boxes? You had to be under the influence to "get it". If that marketing was not geared towards the munchie crowd, I don't know what was. Plus it was manufactured in Villa Park by Sandoz Pharmaceutical, the only legal manufacturer of LSD. I'l bet their focus groups were a trip.


    That is hilarious. SYZs (no longer produced) definitely had that rep, and that they're connected to Sandoz is close to unbelievable (I did google to confirm you weren't just fooling; it's true).
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #16 - May 25th, 2012, 2:40 pm
    Post #16 - May 25th, 2012, 2:40 pm Post #16 - May 25th, 2012, 2:40 pm
    David Hammond wrote:SYZs (no longer produced) [. . .]

    SYZs were discontinued several years ago but apparently are available as of May 15 for a limited time at Walgreens.
  • Post #17 - June 27th, 2012, 12:50 pm
    Post #17 - June 27th, 2012, 12:50 pm Post #17 - June 27th, 2012, 12:50 pm
    Per Candy & Snack Today.com . . .

    The new Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. expects to close three Farley’s & Sathers Candy Co., Inc. operations within a year as a result of the latter’s merger with Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc., according to a press release from the company

    Ferrara Closing Three Operations

    =R=
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  • Post #18 - June 28th, 2012, 9:54 am
    Post #18 - June 28th, 2012, 9:54 am Post #18 - June 28th, 2012, 9:54 am
    David Hammond wrote:What do you know: they had both Cherry Chan AND Cherry Clan.

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    I thought maybe you guys were thinking of this, since we got on the subject of racist cherries:
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  • Post #19 - October 19th, 2017, 7:10 am
    Post #19 - October 19th, 2017, 7:10 am Post #19 - October 19th, 2017, 7:10 am
    Ferrara Candy to be acquired by Nutella maker Ferrero

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #20 - October 19th, 2017, 1:24 pm
    Post #20 - October 19th, 2017, 1:24 pm Post #20 - October 19th, 2017, 1:24 pm
    Thankfully they aren't moving the Forest Park plant (yet). On my running route - nothing like a jolt of cinnamon red hots smell coming over the bridge!
  • Post #21 - July 22nd, 2019, 1:13 pm
    Post #21 - July 22nd, 2019, 1:13 pm Post #21 - July 22nd, 2019, 1:13 pm
    Butterfinger gets sales boost as Chicago-born Ferrara Candy revamps former Nestle brands

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... l#nws=true
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #22 - August 8th, 2019, 9:37 pm
    Post #22 - August 8th, 2019, 9:37 pm Post #22 - August 8th, 2019, 9:37 pm
    Ferrara Pan candy in Forest Park cannot close, perhaps because it is the last client of the Canadian National {nee Great Western, Baltimore & Ohio, Milwaukee Road} railroad to its facility.
    If you're a transit photographer, you have to hang out on the Harlem [Forest Park] Blue Line “L” platform to capture photographs of the factory's train service, which shall have to be contemplated when the Eisenhower Expressway is rebuilt in the next six years (The CTA's Blue Line “L”'s Forest Park branch shall also be affected.). But it is worth it.
    Where else in northeastern Illinois could a factory receive such service? So, Ferrara Pan is going to remain here for as long as possible.
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html

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