For a few years, I have been wanting to check out the Nory Locum Candy Factory in Winnetka...at Winnetka and Vanowen in the SFValley. I walked in yesterday and was warmly greeted by the owner, Armand Sahakian, and his associate. It's a small place, but they are producing a boutique product.
This is not the usual sticky stick of nutty goo that you might find on the counter at Super King. I bought a box of mixed fruit squares ($5.00) -- without nuts -- and they are marshmallow-soft and full of intense flavors. He had other boxes with nuts.
The owner gave me a tour of his kitchen and explained the various processes to me. I was impressed by his passion. There is a long story that goes with this business, but I am unable to find the Los Angeles Times link at the moment.
I will be back for more. If anyone decides to check out this place, do call ahead to be sure that someone is there. These boxes make a nice gift.
20117 Vanowen Street
Owner: Armand Sahakian