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Valomilk Old Fashioned Candy

Ran across this at Cabela’s in Garner and had to give it a try. Sifer’s Valomilk Creamy Flowing Marshmallow? Seems like the perfect snack for waiting on the snow to fall.

Our family started making candy in 1903 in Iola, Kansas, which is about one hundred miles southwest of Kansas City. In those early years my great grandfather (Samuel Mitchell Sifers) made bulk penny hard candy and later hand rolled boxed chocolates and some of the first nickel (5 cent) candy bars in the Midwest (Old King Tut, Subway Sadie, Ozark Ridge, Rough Neck, Jersey Cow, Fumbles, Snow Cup and the KC Bar). About 1916 we moved to Kansas City.

We were making penny marshmallow in the ‘20s and ‘30s. Now in those days, real vanilla had a large alcohol content and candy makers were known to take a few snorts now and then. One day, a candy maker named Tommy got a little carried away with the vanilla while making marshmallow and ruined a batch. Instead of setting up after cooling, the marshmallow remained runny!

My grandfather, Harry Sifers, was always looking for new ideas for candy so they dipped scoops of the runny marshmallow into chocolate cups. It was messy but so delicious – a simple taste of heaven! We began making the new candy, calling it VALOMILK DIPS and selling them for 5 cents in 1931. So the Original Sifers VALOMILK Candy Cup was invented quite by accident.