Confectioner: The Candy Factory

Beloved for its plump and decadent chocolate-covered strawberries, The Candy Factory has been Columbia’s go-to chocolate shop since 1974. Owner Mike Atkinson’s parents purchased the local institution in 1986, and today he carries on the legacy they built. Best-selling sweets include a chocolate pizza, sea-salt caramels and English toffee. (Photo by Aaron Ottis)

The Candy Factory,

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