Pearson’s Candy has been a staple in St. Paul for a long time, but now it’s got a new look, a new candy and some new jobs.
A St. Paul icon is opening its doors to the public for the first time in more than 50 years. The Pearson’s Candy Company’s factory along West 7th Street has been virtually unchanged since it started production there in 1959.
One sector of the economy that has been holding its own is the candy industry. Pearson’s Candy Company in St. Paul has been producing the Salted Nut Roll for nearly 80 years.