A traditional sweet treat from Maine, needhams are made with coconut, chocolate and real Maine potatoes. Courtesy of Jones Franzel hide caption

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Maine's Needhams: A Sweet Treat Of Earthy Potatoes

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The family-owned Russel Sifers Candy Company has been making Valomilks — and only Valomilks — for decades. Melisa Goh/NPR hide caption

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Valomilks: A Sweet Treat That Runs Down Your Chin

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Chukar Cherries uses 250,000 pounds of cherries annually in its candies and other treats. The company dries them all over just a few weeks each summer. Melisa Goh/NPR hide caption

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Chukar Cherries: A Year-Round Taste Of Summer

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The Goo Goo Cluster, a classic gooey treat from Nashville, Tenn., celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Melisa Goh/NPR hide caption

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Grand Ole Goo Goo Sweetens Fans Old And New

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Nut brittles from the Las Cruces Candy Company are studded with pecans, pistachios and almonds, and infused with New Mexico's signature chili peppers — both green and red. Melisa Goh/NPR hide caption

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In New Mexico, A Brittle Treat That Smolders

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The modjeska owes its name to a Victorian-era candy maker's infatuation with a Polish actress. Melisa Goh/NPR hide caption

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The Modjeska: A Star On Stage, Sweetly Remembered

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The Texas-based La Michoacana Meat Market chain sells cajeta in a variety of forms, like pecan-studded pinwheels, spread in wafers, wrapped like taffy and in lollipop form. To make your own cajeta, try this recipe from Chef Rick Bayless. David Martin Davies/For NPR hide caption

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Don't Cry Over Burnt Milk In South Texas; Savor It

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Manju from Umai Do Japanese Sweets, a bakery in Seattle, Wash. Melisa Goh/NPR hide caption

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Manju: A Taste Of Home For Seattle's Japanese Community

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To get their summertime fix, sponge candy lovers on the shore of Lake Erie have to plan in advance. Melisa Goh/NPR hide caption

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In 'Sponge Candy Crescent,' Addicts Hoard 'Heaven'

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