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The Candy Girl Can

Who can take sugary classics and put them on the Net?

This story appears in the November 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Have you ever wondered what happened to Mallomars cookies, Jiffy Pop Stovetop Popcorn and the always fun Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip? Look no further than the Internet-and Hometown Favorites Inc. The West Palm Beach, Florida-based company specializes in finding hard-to-find snacks for the consumer who says, "out with the new, in with the old."

Colleen Chapin, 44, founded Hometown Favorites in 1996 when she moved to sunny Florida and couldn't find her favorite candy from her home state of Wisconsin. "As I dug into trying to find certain products, it just seemed everyone was looking for something. I thought, 'Maybe there's something here,' " she says.

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