Something sweet has arrived at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Sarah’s Candies, a confectionery concessionaire with homemade local delights, celebrated its official grand opening today.
The new store, located in Terminal 2, Concourse F, near Gate F8, features handmade chocolate candies. Sarah’s Candies is unique in that all the locally made products are sourced from women-owned local businesses, including founder Sarah Levy Imberman.
The shop offers Imberman’s own award-winning sweets as well as her handpicked homegrown favorites such as Veruca Chocolates, Amy’s Candy Bar, Whimsical Candy and Sulpice Chocolat. There is also a separate section for snacks with all-natural ingredients.
Today’s grand opening event at O’Hare was attended by Imberman and Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Ginger S. Evans. It included a ribbon-cutting, cooking demonstration, product sampling, prize giveaways, and a live guitarist, along with a sneak peak at the second edition of Imberman’s cookbook, Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion, hitting shelves June 2016.
“We’re excited to launch the new store to engage all five senses of passengers and enhance their overall travel experience,” stated Imberman. “The hope is that you will smell the chocolate aroma in the air as you are walking to your gate. Then you will be captured by the colorful packages of all the candy.”
“The Chicago Department of Aviation is pleased to welcome this local, woman-owned business at one of the world’s busiest airports,” said Commissioner Evans. “Sarah’s Candies offers high quality products made in the Chicago area at a convenient, high profile airport location for thousands of travelers to experience every day.”
Imberman’s company, S. Levy Foods, is a certified ACDBE (Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise). The store is a licensed partner with North American travel retailer Hudson Group.