Photo by Keith Stewart
Pictured is Devon Flesor Story, part-owner of Flesor’s Candy Kitchen, which is located in Tuscola. She along with her staff will be selling a variety of candies, some new, in Sullivan come November 21 as a fundraiser for the Moultrie County Food Pantry.
Annual candy sale back with more surprises on Nov. 21
•November 18, 2015•
by Keith Stewart
for the News Progress
For the last three years, on one day in November, a candy sale takes place in Sullivan.
And what a difference it makes.
In the days leading up to that one day Devon Flesor Story, part owner of Flesor’s Candy Kitchen in Tuscola, along with her staff, begins making dozens of different treats ahead, for her biggest sale of the year.
But it’s not all about the money.
The sale, which donates 20 percent of its total proceeds from the day to the Moultrie County Food Pantry, has provided thousands of needed dollars this time of year since first beginning in 2012.
“We are excited about the Sullivan sale, as always, because it’s a great fundraiser for their pantry,” said Flesor Story. “But we’re also looking forward to it because it allows us to talk directly to our more immediate customers in the area. We get to gauge their reactions to some of the new products that we’re going to be offering, and that will be great.”
And what is perhaps just as unique about the sale’s ability to help fund a good cause is its display of new candies each year.
An expo of sorts, the sale, in the past, has debuted such custom sweets as Sullivan toffee and the “Sullie”–similar to a Turtle, but with peanuts instead of pecans.
And this year is no different.
“We’re doing an autumn box that has some new cremes in it that we haven’t made before,” said Flesor Story. “We’re making a hazelnut creme with a hazelnut in the middle, so that when you bite into it, you get into the nut; it’s kind of fun. We’re doing pumpkin cremes and other fun, new flavors, too.”
The sale will also have new barks for purchase but will also return favorites such as the chocolate turkeys, Sullivan toffee, and carmel apples.
“We’ll still have all of our tried and true stuff,” said Flesor Story. “We’ll have Paul’s Pecan Favorites, which is our version of the Turtle. We’ll have our carmel apples that people in Sullivan seem to crave. We’ll also have our chocolate turkeys for Thanksgiving and lots of fudges and lots of brittles.”