Updated: 04/04/2014 9:04 AM
Created: 03/25/2014 9:01 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste
A sweet celebration took place Wednesday as Pearson’s Candy started production of Bit-O-Honey at its St. Paul factory.
Pearson's acquired the candy from Nestle last May. The candy is now being made in Minnesota for the first time in the brand’s 90-year history.
Pearson's hired about 35 to 40 new full-time workers to make Bit-O-Honey candy. The company is shifting production of the classic candy to Minnesota with the help of a forgivable loan from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and its Minnesota Investment Fund.
It now joins an assortment of other sweets made in Minnesota, including the Salted Nut Roll.