By Jesse Osborne, Editor
Milk chocolate malt balls. Chocolate gems. Dark chocolate cranberries. Yogurt pretzels.
Strawberries and cream gems. Coconut
cashews. Sweet and smoky BBQ almonds.
Jalapeno peanut poppers.
Those are just some of the varieties of
confections, nuts and snacks produced
by Georgia Nut Company, a family-owned
business that churns out 90 million
pounds of product a year at its facility
in Skokie, Illinois, making it one of the
largest privately held confection/snack
companies in North America.
“Our business was started in 1945 and
it was actually started by my grandmother
(Rose Musso) … And the company, at
that point in time, was more of a nut
processing company. When she started
Drehobl said during an interview in early
April. “… In 1979, I guess when my
brother (Dave) and I got out of college
and got more involved in the business, we
started to look at diversifying our business
and saw an opportunity to get into the
candy manufacturing business. We were
distributing a lot of candy at that point in
Family-owned company produces 90 million pounds of confections,
nuts and snacks each year at its facility in Skokie, Illinois.
A look inside
Georgia Nut Company