Swedish candy maker comes to Southern Indiana - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Swedish candy maker comes to Southern Indiana

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The owners of a Jeffersonville candy shop competed in a candy competition in Sweden over the summer.

But this time around, it's all fun and games as the Schimpff's host a Swedish candy maker here at home.

"It was just a spectacular experience and we had such a great time we wanted to share it with people here too so we thought it'd be a great idea to invite a candy maker from Sweden to come over and work with us," said Warren Schimpff, owner of Schimpff's Confectionery. 

That's what brought Callie to Kentuckiana. The Swedish candy maker came from the candy capital of the world, Granna. They pride themselves on making candy-cane looking peppermint sticks called polkagris. 

Callie says, "We use the same kettle we use the same tools the same tables and stuff, very similar."

But what makes the Swedish candy so much different is the secret ingredient, vinegar. It makes the texture of the Swedish candy chewy, rather than crunchy. 

While their recipes and techniques may be different there is one thing they have in common.

"It's candy, it makes people happy!" said Callie.

Today is Callie's last day in Southern Indiana. Schimpff's is hosting candy making demonstrations with him from 10 to 3.

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