City celebrating favorite sweet treat

BUFFALO, NY. (WIVB) — Buffalo’s favorite sweet treat, sponge candy, is being celebrated by many around the city.  This marks the second annual National Sponge Candy Day.

It’s a busy day at Fowler’s Chocolates as they’re preparing for the holiday.  They’re making around 10 batches of sponge candy today.

“It’s the greatest day of the year isn’t it?,” quips Ted Marks, the president at Fowler’s Chocolates. “It’s national sponge candy day.”

Sponge candy is the company’s signature and best-selling candy. They sell more than 35,000lbs. each year.

“It”s just a Fowler’s tradition to make quality candy,” said Bob, one of the head candy makers at the factory.

The recipe and process has been the same since the early 1900’s.

“People expect certain things from Fowlers and we want to deliver on those expectations,” said Marks.

He says he’s not sure why the treat has such a following in the Queen City but people are embracing this holiday.

“It’s something in the water that makes Buffalonians love their sponge candy.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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