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From sea to shining sea, Americans love their hometown's candies and NPR's Linton Weeks takes us on an armchair tour of specialty regional sweets that will make your mouth water:
Maybe it's because of our nation's fascination with youth and childhood. Or maybe it's because in a globalized world of mass-marketed tastes, particular sweets still trigger particular memories of particular places.
"If one grew up in the Midwest eating Valomilks," says Sifers, the candy-maker, "then to taste them again after many years, it indeed would take you back to the Midwest. I hear that all the time."
What's your favorite hometown candy?