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.