The Food Will Evoke Memories Too: Anold-fashioned Candy Shop Sellsice Cream Sundaes And Cotton Candy.

Holy Rutschebanen. In our screen-addicted lives, even amusement parks have turned into fancy virtual reality experiences with holograms and 3-D everything. Luckily for those who wax nostalgic for old-fashioned clowns, rickety rides and ginormous candy apples, thereare still some places left on Earth to indulge your inner child.Like Copenhagen. Bakken is the worlds oldest operating amusement park. Were talking really old.This attraction opened its doors in 1583 as a pleasure garden offering live entertainment, fireworks, childrens games and modest amusement rides. Today, the park continues to draw thousands.Among its 150 attractions youll find the classic bumper carts, haunted houses and duck water slides. But the crown jewel is an 85-year-old wooden roller coaster , the Rutschebanen a beautiful but imposing 24-meter-tall ride with a single steep drop, a handful of fast turns and a dark tunnel sure to give you thrills (along with a little bumpiness). Its been awarded Coaster Classic status, which requires historical coasters to meet certain design criteria, by the American Coaster Enthusiasts Association. Theres even a 19th-century-style version of The Strongest Man in the World game, complete with a comically sized hammer. The park is located in the woods ofDyrehaven, asmall seaside town 20 minutes north of Copenhagen.From the train station you can take a horse ride for $14 or walk for 10 minutes along a beautiful avenue flanked with trees. Then simply follow the childrens excited screams to the main entrance. Park entry is free. Then you can pay for rides individually or get an all-inclusive wristband for $37. Walking around is like traveling back in time, with classic clowns and face-painted tigers roaming about. Theres even a 19th-century-style version of The Strongest Man in the World game, complete with a comically sized hammer. But theres one distinct thing missing from this vintage amusement park: tourists. Besides a handful of Swedes and Norwegians, most people strolling around are Danes. While hordes of foreigners flock to Tivoli, Copenhagens better-known amusement park, Bakken is packed with Danish mothers chasing after sugar-high children, groups of Danish seniors buying hot dogs and packs of snarky Danish teenagers pretending not to have fun . The food will evoke memories too: Anold-fashioned candy shop sellsice cream sundaes and cotton candy. But there are alsocafes, terraces and restaurants from Thai to Italian. In the Postgaarden, agourmet restaurant in an old post office, you can enjoy a candlelit dinner, a good glass of wine and vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate sauce (trust us, you must). I loved coming here as a child and l still do, saysVandilis Lund, a visitor from Copenhagen.Just look around! Everybody looks so happy. To thrill-seekers, though, Bakken is likely to be a letdown. The rides are quite boring, says Adriano Bueno, a 24-year-old tourist from France. So if youre looking for heart-stopping rides or emotionally scarring haunted houses, youd be better off at Magic Mountain. But if its good old-fashioned fun youre after, Bakken is the way to go. And psst its best to go on a cloudy Wednesday when rides are half price and there are no queues.

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This Confirmed That Fungus Was Causing The Ice To Form — But The Species Of Fungus And Why It Happens Remains Unknown.

One of the most difficult kinds to find is what is known as “hair ice.” In very specific conditions, it grows in long, thin threads like hair or candy floss from the rotten branches of certain trees. It was first described almost 100 years ago in 1918 by geophysicist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener (who is famous for originating the theory of continental drift in 1912). At that time, he proposed that the unusual ice formation was probably due to fungus growing on the damp and decomposing wood. Related articles These 3D-printed snacks grow their own fillings As it turns out, he was spot on. A team of researchers from Switzerland and Germany have analysed the ice and determined that its peculiar shape is formed by fungus — in particular, a type of fungus called Exidiopsis effusa. But it wasn’t easy: hair ice grows mainly in broadleaf forests between the latitudes of 45 and 55 degrees north. It also mainly only grows at night, melting when the sun rises, and is all but invisible in the snow. The research was led by Christian Matzler from the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Bern in Switzerland, who in 2005 worked with Uppsala University microbiologist Gerhart Wagner to explore the fungus theory further . “When we saw hair ice for the first time on a forest walk, we were surprised by its beauty,” Matzler said in a statement. “Sparked by curiosity, we started investigating this phenomenon, at first using simple tests, such as letting hair ice melt in our hands until it melted completely.” They treated the wood with fungicide, or dunked it in hot water, noting that treating it inhibited the formation of the ice. This confirmed that fungus was causing the ice to form — but the species of fungus and why it happens remains unknown. After working with Wagner, Matzler joined forces with chemist Diana Hofman of the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences in Julich, Germany, and biologist Gisela Preuss of Wiedtal Gymnasium in Neustadt, Germany to figure out these missing details. View gallery . What a cool toupee! Gisela Preuss The first experiments were conducted by Preuss, who studied samples of the wood under a microscope. She identified 11 different species of fungus altogether — but only one could be found on every single sample. “One of them, Exidiopsis effusa, colonised all of our hair-ice-producing wood, and in more than half of the samples, it was the only species present,” Preuss said. Matzler’s role in the research was to study how the ice was formed. He discovered that it is formed by a process known as ice segregation (when supercooled water caught in the pores of a material, draws toward already formed ice and freezes, adding to and growing the frozen structure). In the case of hair ice, it’s a little bit like material extruding through the nozzle of a 3D printer: The shape of the ice is determined by tiny pores in the surface of the wood. But this only occurs on wood where the fungus is present. “The same amount of ice is produced on wood with or without fungal activity, but without this activity the ice forms a crust-like structure,” Matzler said. “The action of the fungus is to enable the ice to form thin hairs — with a diameter of about 0.01 mm — and to keep this shape over many hours at temperatures close to 0C. Our hypothesis includes that the hairs are stabilised by a recrystallisation inhibitor that is provided by the fungus.” Chemical analyses conducted by Hoffman on the melted ice confirmed the presence of lignin and tannin — metabolic products of fungal activity.

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Porters Have Characteristics Of Chocolate, Coffee, Caramel And Toffee.

Lager \la-gr\: A type of beer fermented in cooler temperatures using bottom fermenting yeast. Lagers are the most commercially available and consumed beer in the world. Much of this is due to the large commercial brewing establishments that have relied heavily on advertising for years to promote their product. The word lager means to store in German. Lagers are stored at near-freezing temperatures, which help produce a clean and crisp-tasting beer. They are served chilled and vary in color and taste. Common examples of lager beers are pale lagers, pilsners, and bocks, with doppelbocks typically being the highest in alcohol content. Dunkel is a typical dark German lager. Porter \por-tr\: A dark-colored, full-bodied ale that originally had a high alcohol content of 6.6% by volume. Porters have characteristics of chocolate, coffee, caramel and toffee. The name porter was first used in the 1700s and was said to be popular among the hardworking river and street porters of London. The popularity of porters led brewers to produce a wider variety of strengths. This resulted in the creation of single stout porters, double and triple stout porters and imperial stout porters. Over years, the names were simplified to just stout. Modern porters often have a lower ABV, but robust porters and Baltic porters approach or exceed the strength of earlier versions. Saison \si sn\: An ale once brewed in the colder months and with a low alcohol strength that was offered to farm workers in the hot summer months to quench their thirsts. There wasnt always access to clean water, so the low alcohol strength was believed to be high enough to ward off disease, yet low enough to not slow down the workers on a hot summer day. Today, saisons are still a refreshing summer beer with tastes and aromas of fruit, citrus and hops, but are not always low in alcohol anymore. Saisons ferment at higher temperatures that most beers, between 8595 Fahrenheit, and are well carbonated.

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They Hold Outdoor Events For Children, Distributing Soft Drinks And Candy — And Propaganda.

Last month, a video showed 25 children unflinchingly shooting 25 captured Syrian soldiers in the head. In schools and mosques, militants infuse children with extremist doctrine, often turning them against their own parents. Fighters in the street befriend children with toys. ISIS training camps churn out the Ashbal, Arabic for “lion cubs,” child fighters for the “caliphate” that ISIS declared across its territory. The caliphate is a historic form of Islamic rule that the group claims to be reviving with its own radical interpretation, though the vast majority of Muslims reject its claims. “I am terribly worried about future generations,” said Abu Hafs Naqshabandi, a Syrian sheikh who runs religion classes for refugees in the Turkish city of Sanliurfa to counter ISIS ideology. The indoctrination mainly targets Sunni Muslim children. In ISIS-held towns, militants show young people videos at street booths. They hold outdoor events for children, distributing soft drinks and candy — and propaganda. They tell adults, “We have given up on you, we care about the new generation,” said an anti-ISIS activist who fled the Syrian city of Raqqa, the extremists’ de facto capital. He spoke on condition of anonymity to preserve the safety of relatives under ISIS rule. With the Yazidis, whom IS considers heretics ripe for slaughter, the group sought to take another community’s youth, erase their past and replace it with radicalism. Yahya, his little brother, their mother and hundreds of Yazidis were captured when ISIS seized the Iraqi town of Sulagh in August. They were taken to Raqqa, where the brothers and other Yazidi boys aged 8 to 15 were put in the Farouq training camp. They were given Muslim Arabic names to replace their Kurdish names. Yahya asked that AP not use his real name for his and his family’s safety. He spent nearly five months there, training eight to 10 hours a day, including exercises, weapons drills and Koranic studies. They told him Yazidis are “dirty” and should be killed, he said. They showed him how to shoot someone from close range. The boys hit each other in some exercises. Yahya punched his 10-year-old brother, knocking out a tooth. The trainer “said if I didn’t do it, he’d shoot me,” Yahya said. “They … told us it would make us tougher. They beat us everywhere.” In an ISIS video of Farouq camp, boys in camouflage do calisthenics and shout slogans. An ISIS fighter says the boys have studied jihad so “in the coming days God Almighty can put them in the front lines to battle the infidels.” Videos from other camps show boys crawling under barbed wire and practicing shooting. One kid lies on the ground and fires a machine gun; he’s so small the recoil bounces his whole body back a few inches. Boys undergoing endurance training stand unmoving as a trainer hits their heads with a pole. ISIS claims to have hundreds of such camps. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented at least 1,100 Syrian children under 16 who joined IS this year.

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About Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc.

Net income attributable to RMCF shareholders (after deducting net income attributable to non-controlling interest) increased 7.3 percent to $762,959, or $0.13 per basic and $0.12 per diluted share, in the first quarter of FY2016, compared with net income attributable to RMCF shareholders of $711,334, or $0.12 per basic and $0.11 per diluted share, in the first quarter of FY2015. U-Swirl recorded net income of $279,344 in the first quarter of FY2016, compared with net income of $376,563 in the first quarter of FY2015. Adjusted net income (a non-GAAP financial measure defined later in this release) for the first quarter of FY2016 improved slightly to $926,000, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared with $924,000, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the first quarter of FY2015. Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure defined later in this release) decreased 1.2 percent in the first quarter of FY2016 to $2,097,000, versus $2,142,000 in the first quarter of FY2015. Non-GAAP Financial Measures Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, is computed by adding depreciation and amortization, equity compensation expenses, impairment charges, restructuring charges, and acquisition-related costs to GAAP income from operations. Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP financial measure, is computed by adding equity compensation expenses, impairment charges, restructuring charges and acquisition-related costs to GAAP net income and deducting the net fair value adjustment related to the convertible note between RMCF and SWRL from GAAP net income. These figures are adjusted to reflect a federal and state statutory tax rate of 37 percent. Adjusted diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing adjusted net income by GAAP diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding for the applicable period. Factory adjusted gross margin, a non-GAAP financial measure, is equal to factory gross margin minus depreciation and amortization expense. These non-GAAP financial measures may have limitations as analytical tools, and these measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of results as reported under GAAP. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures presented provide additional analytical information on the nature of ongoing operations excluding expenses not expected to recur in future periods, non-cash charges and variations in the effective tax rate among periods. The Company believes that adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and factory adjusted gross margin are useful to investors because they provide a measure of operating performance and its ability to generate cash that is unaffected by non-cash accounting measures and non-recurring expenses. However, due to these limitations, the Company uses adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and factory adjusted gross margin as measures of performance only in conjunction with GAAP measures of performance such as income from operations, net income and factory gross margin. Cash Dividends On June 12, 2015, the Company paid its 48th consecutive quarterly cash dividend, in the amount of $0.12 per share, to shareholders of record on June 2, 2015. Investor Conference Call The Company will host an investor conference call today, July 14, 2015, at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time (EDT), to discuss its operating results for the first quarter of FY2016, along with other topics of interest. To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-877-374-8416 (international and local participants dial 412-317-6716) approximately five minutes prior to 4:15 p.m. EDT on July 14, 2015 and ask to be connected to the “Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Conference Call.” A replay of the conference call will be available one hour after completion of the call until Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EDT by dialing 877-344-7529 (international and local participants dial 412-317-0088) and entering the conference I.D.# 10068413. About Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. ( NASDAQ : RMCF ), headquartered in Durango, Colorado, is an international franchiser of gourmet chocolate stores and a manufacturer of an extensive line of premium chocolates and other confectionery products.

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A Lot Of Candy Crush." And For Those Who Were Wondering, The Red Balloon Is Reedus Favorite Emoji.

Almost). In fact, the season premiere for Season6will feature more walkers than any other episode. But what caused some fans to audibly gasp while watching the trailer?When they saw a gun pointed to Daryls head. Also highlighted in the trailer was some tension between Rick and Morgan. 8 What followed was a presentation featuring actors Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James as Morgan Jones and executiveproducersScott M. Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero that includedboth select questions from fans on social media as well as those in the audience. When McBride walked up to the stage carrying a plate of cookies, it was clear there were many Carol fans in attendance. Which is understandable. As one of the original survivors, Carol is the longest-surviving female character on the show. “Shes not a cold-blooded killer,” McBride said of Carole. “She cant stand around and watch people die. Shes willing to pay the price and do what she can to keep people going.” Another fan favorite, at least according to cheers from the audience, was Reedus Daryl. When asked about how Reedus prepares to get into character, he replied, “A lot of Motorhead. A lot of coffee. A lot of Candy Crush.” And for those who were wondering, the red balloon is Reedus favorite emoji. When questioned about Ricks now-beardless face, Lincoln revealed that shaving the beard on camera (as well as the naked shower) was one of the strangest experiences for him on set. 0 When asked about Glenn, one of the other remaining original survivors of the series, Yeun explained that Glenn is “trying to save as much of the previous world as he could.” “Glenn and Maggie keep each other grounded,” added Yeun, and said theyre working to “preserve any semblance of humanity they have to live in the new world together.” Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie, was unable to make it to the presentation, but she did sendatext message with instructions that it should be Yeun to share it with the fans. “I miss not being there with you all for our sixth Comic-Con,” read Yeun. “Im with my family right now, but my other family is there at the table. Can you say something funny at the end?” Fans also were treated to a “Walking Dead” blooper reel during the panel, which revealed just how funny the cast was even while working on a violent post-apocalyptic series. The sixth season of “The Walking Dead” premieres Oct. 11. HBO’s ‘7 Days in Hell’ finds a hilarious match in Samberg, Harington Timed to coincide with the occasional racquet-throwing, name-calling, game-suspension antics of Wimbledon, HBO’s new quick-and-dirty sports mockumentary, “7 Days in Hell,” is as strange and splendid a bit of satire as you will ever find jampacked into 42 minutes of television. Watch the new ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ behind-the-scenes reel shown at Comic-Con The new “Star Wars” movie took over Hall H today at San Diego Comic-Con, and while they didn’t screen new footage, director J.J. Abrams (joined by the new and old cast) did show off a lovely behind-the-scenes video that will probably make any die-hard fan cry. Here’s what it’s like to spend the day with the ‘Game of Thrones’ cast and creators at Comic-Con If you think capturing the Iron Throne with an army of the Unsullied and a couple of dragons takes planning, imagine taking a dozen “Game of Thrones” cast and creators through the madness of Comic Con! For the first time ever, Los Angeles Times Television Critic Mary McNamara and her 17-year-old… Omar Sharif: Celebs remember the Egyptian actor as ‘dashing,’ ‘gracious,’ ‘loyal’ and ‘wise’ In the wake of Omar Sharif’s death Friday at 83, celebrities mourned his passing with memories of his classic roles — notably remembering his entrance in “Lawrence of Arabia.” However, some recalled the man behind those classic characters.

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The Brit Has Trash-talked Everyone From Dan Henderson To Wanderlei Silva To Current Middleweight No.

I’m just gonna have to prove to him on Saturday night that it was a bad thing to do.” 7. Matt Serra Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Serra never has been afraid to express himself. Ever. After he Rocky’d Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69, the New Yorker turned it up a notch for their rematch at UFC 83, telling the Canadian during a phone interview to “drink your red wine, go to your hockey game, and shut up, Frenchy.” 6. Ronda Rousey Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Yes, Rousey is the queen of submissions and has fought for more than a minute just three times in her career, but it was a feud with Miesha Tate during the historic 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” that landed her on this list. Every glance from Rousey to Tate gave off the “I want to Judo toss you right now” vibe, and the Olympic medalist made it clear at every moment that she did not like the former Strikeforce champion. However, the most memorable scene had to be Rousey confronting Tate’s boyfriend, UFC bantamweight fighter Bryan Caraway, during a team outing. Oh, and Rousey standing up to Dennis Hallman a few episodes before? Gold. Pure gold. 5. Michael Bisping Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Some would argue that Bisping deserves to be higher on this list. The Brit has trash-talked everyone from Dan Henderson to Wanderlei Silva to current middleweight No. 1 contender Luke Rockhold. His back-and-forth with Tim Kennedy was great, but it gets no better than that time Bisping and Chael Sonnen (who we’ll get to later) met face to face before their fight at UFC on FOX 2. 4. Tito Ortiz Al Bello/Zuffa LLC Thank the Huntington Beach Bad Boy for helping to usher in a new age of trash talking to promote fights. After beating Vitor Belfort, Ortiz notoriously grabbed his flag pole American flag on one side, Mexican flag on the other and ran all the way to the nosebleeds … all before he was even announced the winner. When they finally got around to the post-fight interview, Ortiz was asked who he thought would win the matchup between Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. “I hope Chuck takes it, that way I can kick Chuck’s a**!” Ortiz responded. “Ken Shamrock was talking smack, I know that old man is in the house. Shamrock step up. I’ll make you remind yourself that I am Rick James and you are my b***h.” 3. Nick Diaz Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Even as the creator of this list, I still don’t know how Nick doesn’t sit the top. For both Diaz and his brother Nate, trash talk isn’t a method to get in their opponent’s head or sell a fight it’s a way of life. I mean, nobody but the Diazes is flipping you off inside the Octagon. There are too many instances to name, but here are a few of the best Nick Diaz quotes. “I don’t think Georges is hurt, I think he’s scared. Wassup?? Where you at, Georges?!” Nick Diaz in his post-fight interview after dismantling BJ Penn “I WON THAT SH*T!” Nick Diaz to Penn’s manager in the Octagon after their fight.

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Gail Halvorsen, 94, Also Known As The "candy Bomber," Dropped 1,000 Chocolate Bars Attached To Tiny Parachutes At Scera Park On Friday.

OREM, Utah (AP) A pilot who delivered candy to children in Berlin at the end of World War II parachuted sweets down to Orem to celebrate Independence Day. Gail Halvorsen, 94, also known as the “Candy Bomber,” dropped 1,000 chocolate bars attached to tiny parachutes at Scera Park on Friday. He flew over the area three times before releasing the cargo into the hands of the children below. Deb Jackson, co-chair of the event, estimated more than 50,000 people stood in 100-degree temperatures to watch the 4 p.m. drop. Halvorsen flew in a fixed-wing bomber from World War II with two escort planes attending, the Daily Herald of Provo reported (http://bit.ly/1UlSStS ). Earlier in the day, Halvorsen spoke to the crowd at the Freedom Festival naturalization ceremony. He spoke about the importance of service and kindness. “The Dead Sea is dead because it wraps its arms around all of the fresh water of the Jordan and gives out nothing. In your community, there are Dead Sea souls who do the same,” he said. View gallery Children run to retrieve candy from a plane piloted by Gail Halvorsen, the Candy Bomber, at SCERA pa Some of the children in attendance already knew of Halvorsen’s history as the “Candy Bomber.” Drew Reynolds, 9, of Highland, said she learned in school about Halvorsen and the candy drops during the Berlin Airlift. “When he saw all the kids that were starving, he only had a piece of gum. He wished he could have more for the kids so he started dropping parachutes with candy,” she said. Halvorsen, a Salt Lake City native, grew up as a farm boy in Utah and Idaho before earning his private pilot’s license in 1941. He joined the Civil Air Patrol and later the United States Army Air Corps in 1942. During World War II, he was assigned to fly transport operations in the South Atlantic Theater. After the war, Halvorsen earned the nicknames “Uncle Wiggly Wings” and “Berlin Candy Bomber” for his flights with the Berlin Airlift over fields in East Berlin.

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Louis], I Would Have Said That I Was Going To Retire As A Blue,” Said T.j.

View photo St. Louis Blues’ T.J. Oshie takes the ice before an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) “If you would have asked me last summer [about being with St. Louis], I would have said that I was going to retire as a Blue,” said T.J. Oshie , the newest member of the Washington Capitals , “but [the trade] is the business side of things. Things change and Im excited for my new start.” To say the move from St. Louis to D.C. caught Oshie completely off guard wouldn’t be entirely correct. He had a feeling changes were coming after the Blues first round playoff exit. St. Louis made it clear the change wouldn’t be coming in terms of management or the head coach as both Doug Armstrong and Ken Hitchcock were retained, despite calls for the latter’s exit . The change had to come from the core group of players, and Oshie knew it, “… after I found out that [Hitchcock] was coming back, I figured there would be at least one or two moves that [Armstrong] would want to make.” So why was he the sacrificial lamb? A good guess would be his performance in the playoffs over his career. He’s a spectacular regular season player, but in 30 career playoff games over five years, he has 9 points total. Take this past season as an example. In the regular season, he had 19 goals and 36 assists. Yet, in the six games against Minnesota, he had 2 points.

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His Family, The Glasers, First Launched A Candy Company In The 1880s.

It’s the company’s third store – down from its mid-20th-century heyday of six, and a humble operation compared with the confectioner conglomerates that dominate a $35 billion industry. Still, owner Rich Knappick, whose family first bought into Stutz in 1965, has a proud crew producing sumptuous, mouthwatering treats. “Forget ‘made in the U.S.A.,’ ” says Hatboro store manager Kim Wengert. “This is made in Hatboro.” For Knappick, sweets are practically a birthright. His family, the Glasers, first launched a candy company in the 1880s. Eventually, he said, that company became Philadelphia’s Dairy Made Confectionery, which went on to acquire several regional confectioners, including Stutz, Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy in Ocean City, and James Candy Co. in Atlantic City. Knappick said one of his most vivid childhood memories is of tossing salt water taffy out a second-story Atlantic City window at the Miss America contestants on the Boardwalk. Candy was “in my blood from that point on,” he said with a chuckle. Knappick’s uncle John Glaser ran Stutz for three decades, until about 2012, Knappick said. At that point, Knappick, 57, who as an adult helped out at Stutz while working primarily at a cement company, stepped in and took over full-time. One of the first hurdles was figuring out what to do about the Shore. Knappick’s uncle had sold Stutz’s longtime LBI location after Sandy, when the shop took on at least 30 inches of water and was badly damaged. Knappick, who wanted to keep a presence on LBI, eventually found a new location, at Long Beach Boulevard and 25th Street in Ship Bottom. He thought he and his crew would be able to launch last year. But an overhead pipe burst before opening, and the entire 2014 season was flooded out. “It’s been a long road,” Knappick said. Still, they’ve made it through: The Stutz LBI store finally opened over the weekend, and will sell chocolates, ice cream, gummies, and, of course, fudge, which is said to have originated on the East Coast sometime in the 1880s. Knappick is relieved but says the full weight of emotions hasn’t yet set in. For now, he simply hopes the store can help drive sales over the summer, to balance out the company’s reliance on Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter. Bugg, who has made Stutz candy for three decades, can already tell the difference. The prep work has picked up, he said, and fudge is flying out the door. But the volume doesn’t bother his three-man candy-making crew. “I like working with my hands,” Bugg said. “You get to see something when you’re done. You get to make something.” With that, the fudge in the warehouse has cooled, and Kerwin Subero – Bugg’s right-hand man – scooped it out of the copper vat and onto a flat pan. The mix will congeal overnight, and will be scored for sale the next day.

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