“All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears” -Alfred Douglas

For those among you with sky-deep stares and souls of sweet-broth, with hearts that pound like seawaves and intuitions of lighthouse wattage…
For you who yearn to learn more about the layered history of confectionery and its culture that constellates countries worldwide–

We recommend to you these outlaid links:


RETAIL CONFECTIONERS INTERNATIONAL RCI is a non-profit trade association serving the chocolate and confectionery industry since 1917. Members are comprised of chocolate makers, confectioners and industry suppliers with a passion for excellent confectionery. RCI provides a forum for confectioners to meet, network, share ideas, solve mutual problems, and develop their candy making and entrepreneurial skills.

SCHIMPFF’S CONFECTIONERY G.A. Schimpff’s Confectionery is one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned candy businesses in the United States. It was opened in 1891 in downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana by Gustav Schimpff Sr. and Jr. and remains in operation by the Schimpff family today. An Art Deco soda fountain and beautifully appointed candy museum complement the hand-crafted confections at this Midwestern treasure.


OLD CITY Page linking the Old City Civic Association {OCCA} and the Old City Arts Association. These two organizations are dedicated to the civic, cultural and business life in the Old City section of Philadelphia.

OLD CITY DISTRICT Old City District {OCD} was formed to supplement municipal services by providing maintenance, public safety, hospitality, and promotional programs in the Old City section of Philadelphia.

FRIENDS OF FRANKLIN The Friends of Franklin is an international membership society interested in promoting the study and scholarship of Benjamin Franklin.

ELFRETH’S ALLEY Elfreth’s Alley dates back to 1702 and is America’s oldest residential street. Located just two blocks from The Franklin Fountain, the alley boasts 33 historic homes, an interpretive museum and a strong community group, The Elfreth’s Alley Association.


FAIR FOOD Dedicated to bringing locally grown food to the marketplace and to promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture system for the Greater Philadelphia region.

BUY LOCAL PA The Pennsylvania Buy Fresh Buy Local® program celebrates regional foods – heirloom tomatoes, farmstead cheeses, varietal wines, pasture-raised lamb, crisp apples – the abundance and diversity of foods available to you locally is truly inspirational!

SLOW FOOD USA Slow Food is an international grassroots membership organization promoting good, clean and fair food for all.

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