Chocolate and Esther Price (Far Hills Speaker Series)

  Dates & times
  • Sun, 02/21/2021 - 2:00pm
  Category Local Interest
  Age Groups Adult, Teen


This event will be presented as an online Zoom webinar. Please register to attend. If you have not used Zoom before, you will be prompted to install the Zoom client.  Additional help is available here.

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The iconic gold foil box with the red ribbon is so well known in the Dayton region, but how and where did Esther Price’s candy making start? Esther Price’s love of chocolate was born in Dayton. Esther discovered her interest in candy making when she learned how to make fudge in a seventh-grade home economics course at Dayton Public Schools. The teenage hobby turned into a passion after Price started a family and began selling sweet treats from her Dayton home in 1926. Esther Price Candies has grown since those early days selling over a million boxes of candy each year.  Those chocolates are made at the Wayne Avenue facility using the same recipes Esther Price herself perfected.  In addition to the history of Esther Price and Esther Price Candies, Quality Manager Jim Revelos will take us on a virtual tour of the facility and discuss chocolate making.

Jim Revelos is the Purchasing  Manager and former Quality Manager for Esther Price Candies. He was fortunate to grow up in the candy business in Middletown. With a Food Science degree from the Ohio State University,  Jim is ensuring the Esther Price quality chocolate tradition continues.

Join the Oakwood Historical Society and Wright Memorial Public Library for entertainment and education.  Whether you are a history buff or just interested in learning more about the place you live, the Far Hills Speaker Series has something new for everyone.