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Gluten-Free Oreo Cookies clearly labeled on a tray at Lillie Mae Chocolates
A sugary tale… One customer’s heath saga going gluten-free leads a new way of doing business for local chocolate shop
August 04, 2022

Aimee Deimerly-Snyder

Gluten-Free is such a tough topic, and as a retail confectioner, it took my good friend Ruth to open my eyes to whether our caramels, truffles, soft centers, turtles, TorTush, and confections are truly gluten-free. And what does that mean?? Were they before - kinda (we sure thought so, but no), and are they now - YES!!! See our gluten-free options here. There are so many phases of gluten intolerance, from slight skin irritation to Celiac disease, which has gut-wrenching pain and diarrhea. As someone who hasn't had that issue, I didn't know the difference or understand that to be truly gluten-free, we must address all processes including not cross-contaminating  surfaces, handling, dipping, and the ingredients we use. Thank you, RUTH!!   Here's Ruth's story: A corporate customer sent Ruth a nice little box of chocolates that were, in my mind, gluten-free. Ruth was so excited to receive her gift and to eat her candy. She sent me a photo of the box, asking what was gluten-free and safe for her to eat. I thought all of it - but Ruth knew better! She said that she couldn't have anything that had the possibility of touching a gluten-containing product. That it would make her sick, and at that moment, I knew in reality that the box of candy wasn't truly gluten-free - she couldn't eat ANYTHING except the

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A little Lillie Mae History
A little Lillie Mae History
November 16, 2020

Aimee Deimerly-Snyder

Lillie Mae Candies opened in 1939 on East Main Street by George Demopolus, named for his daughter Lillie Mae. In 1942, the business was bought by John Moucoulis and Peter Mercuris and moved to 108 E Main Street. Andy Mercury joined the partnership in 1945 and Bill Moucoulis in 1947....

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