Digital Academy students visit the Spangler Candy Company
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Digital Academy students visit the Spangler Candy Company

November 17, 2017

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On Friday, November 17, TRECA Digital Academy students went on a field trip to the Spangler Candy Company in Bryan, OH. The visit began with a scavenger hunt in the Spangler museum that featured historical artifacts and product samples from years past. We learned that in 1906, Arthur Spangler bought the Gold Leaf Baking Powder Company for $450. Spangler moved the company to Bryan, OH and renamed it the Spangler Manufacturing Company. In 1911, they ventured into the candy business, and by 1920 all of their products were candy!

After the scavenger hunt, students hopped on the Dum Dums Trolley and toured the facility! Students learned how they made Dum Dums, Saf-T-Pops, Circus Peanuts, and candy canes! On the tour, students experienced the flavor room, pack out area, laboratory, and more! Spangler makes 10,000 Dum Dums every minute, totaling 12 million every day. They are also the only company left in the United States that makes candy canes, which we learned was a very difficult process! Students and families really enjoyed learning about the candy making process! Thank you to the Spangler Candy Company for a great field trip!

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