Shelf Life: The Story of Lanzi Candy

Shelf Life: The Story of Lanzi Candy

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For 60 years, Lanzi Candy Company was one of dozens of family-run confectioneries that alongside candy giants Brach's, Mars, and Wrigley, earned Chicago the title "Candy Capital of the World." Filmmaker Michael Lahey explores his Italian immigrant grandfather Elmo Lanzi's sweet piece of Chicago history in a story of economic shifts, family division, and one entrepreneur's seven-year quest to remake Elmo's most popular confection, Lanzi's Cashew Nut Crunch.

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