Everything in this Meat Market is Made of Candy (Feb, 1929)
Everything in this Meat Market is Made of Candy
ONE of the most unique candy stores in America is the “Candy Meat Market” which is run by Jim Crowe in the loop, Chicago. Here Mr. Crowe is seen posing for a photo in the midst of his candy meats.
Everything in the store, except the actual fixtures, is made of candy. So well are all the meats imitated that the hams smell of that salty tang that is so familiar to all of us. The summer sausage looks like summer sausage, but it isn’t—it’s candy. Not only does all the candy represent some form of meat but it is made to please the palate. At first, Chicago people doubted the reality of these confections, but time and taste have taught them that this store sells “quality goods.”