Enstrom Candies marks 50 years with 50-cent deals

Enstrom Candies in Grand Junction will celebrate 50 years of business with special prices on its almond toffee as well as coffee and ice cream.

From Nov. 1 to 7, Enstrom Candies will sell a toffee square, a small cup of coffee or a single scoop of ice cream for 50 cents.

Chet Enstrom and his wife, Vernie, founded Enstrom Candies in 1960 in part to sell the almond toffee Chet long had been making as gifts for family and friends. Within five years, what started out as a mom and pop candy kitchen was shipping almond toffee around the world.

Chet and Vernie Enstrom sold the business to their son, Emil, and his wife, Mary, in 1965.

Jamee Simons, the granddaughter of Chet Enstrom, and her husband, Doug Simons, purchased Enstrom Candies in 1993 and have further expanded the operation since then, building a larger manufacturing facility in downtown Grand Junction, opening additional retail outlets and selling almond toffee and other products over the Internet. In addition to toffee, Enstrom Candies manufactures and sells a full line of premium chocolates, truffles, toffee popcorn and ice cream.

Enstrom Candies operates a retail outlet at its headquarters at 701 Colorado Ave. in downtown Grand Junction. Enstrom Candies also operates two other stores in the Grand Valley: in the Corner Square development near First Street and Patterson  Road in Grand Junction and in the Kokopelli Plaza at 401 Kokopelli Blvd., Suite 2 in Fruita. Enstrom Candies also operates retail outlets in Arvada, Denver and Littleton.

For more information call 242-1655 or visit the website at www.enstrom.com.