The Philadelphia story about lemon sticks

In Philadelphia, they eat lemon sticks, not with a peppermint stick, but with a lemon stick. Truly bizarre. One version of the Philadelphia stick is made by Giambri's Quality Sweets of Clementon, N.J, a family business that has been making candy by hand since 1942.  Dave Giambri, a fourth-generation candy-maker, says that the Philly stick works better as a straw than the Baltimore version.

( BALTIMORE SUN / May 3, 2012 )

In Philadelphia, they eat lemon sticks, not with a peppermint stick, but with a lemon stick. Truly bizarre. One version of the Philadelphia stick is made by Giambri's Quality Sweets of Clementon, N.J, a family business that has been making candy by hand since 1942. Dave Giambri, a fourth-generation candy-maker, says that the Philly stick works better as a straw than the Baltimore version.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research — never the subject, always the control. He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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