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Bon Bons Chocolatier

Bon Bons Chocolatier

Bon Bons has been located in Huntington Village since 1979, but the Meinersman family had no part in the business until Alice Meinersman (Susannah's mother) saw a Bon Bons newspaper ad in 1984 searching for a chocolate dipper. "My mother always loved to cook and bake and garden, all those things. She took a couple flower arranging courses, but nobody would hire her because she didn't have any experience. One of those Catch-22's," says Susannah. "The first time my mother tried dipping she was so nervous her hand was shaking. But the woman there said she reminded her of a...

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Steiner's Coffee Cake of New York

Steiner's Coffee Cake of New York

"For my mother (Nanci Steiner), this has been so surreal. Every time we have an interview she cries," says Jennifer Steiner Pool, President of Steiner's Coffee Cake. "It's still not real to her. We'll go to a grocery store, she sees the product, she's crying. She can't believe it." . For Nanci and Jennifer, the story of Steiner's Coffee Cake is deeply personal. It is the fabric that weaves together the generations of the Steiner family. A tie that was woven by an old school tin box that once belonged to Jennifer's Grandfather (Malcolm Steiner) and was passed down to...

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