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Wilmar’s Chocolates—Wisconsin award-winner since 1956

Paul Garvey owner of Wilmar's Chocolates in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin
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Paul Garvey, owner of Wilmar’s Chocolates in Appleton, Wisconsin talks about the company’s passion for handcrafting chocolate bars and treats and how his creations became a hit in Russia and China, with a fond following around America. 

Located in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin, Wilmar's Chocolates employs more than forty workers during the busy seasons around Christmas, Valentines and Easter.

Mary prepares a fresh batch of sweet treats ready to pack for shipment at Wilmar's Chocolates in Appleton, Wisconsin
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Mary prepares a fresh batch of sweet treats ready to pack for shipment at Wilmar's Chocolates in Appleton, Wisconsin

The company is a prime example of a thriving business in the Fox Cities region that chugs along quietly but with a passionately dedicated clientele. 

The company also does an ongoing mail order business supplying sweet treats to fans around the country and overseas. 

Custom Crafting another killer candy bar at Wilmar's Chocolates in Appleton, Wisconsin
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Custom Crafting another killer candy bar at Wilmar's Chocolates in Appleton, Wisconsin

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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