Sweenor’s Chocolates

Sweenor’s Chocolates started modestly more than 60 years ago as a home business in Cranston, Rhode Island. Schoolteacher Walter Sweenor had learned the trade from his father, who was a candy maker in Springfield, Mass., in the early 1900s. Looking to make extra money during World War II, Walter Sweenor started creating the sweets in his basement kitchen and, in 1955, opened the first retail shop, “Sweenor’s Open Fire Candies” in Garden City, Rhode Island.

While the commitment to creating the best confections remains the same, the business has grown. Sweenor’s Chocolates is now Rhode Island’s largest chocolate manufacturer, and is well-known for its quality products.

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