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Sweet Pete’s
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Sweet Pete’s Candy, a confectionary company, began as the dream of the ultimate candy lover, Pete Behringer - also known as “Sweet Pete.” Pete’s love for sweets was fostered by his mother, who opened a chocolate shop when he was just twelve years old. After spending over two decades confecting candy and chocolates, Pete was ready to make his own candy vision a reality, and Sweet Pete’s opened its doors in 2010.

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Sweet Pete’s Candy, a confectionary company, began as the dream of the ultimate candy lover, Pete Behringer - also known as “Sweet Pete.” Pete’s love for sweets was fostered by his mother, who opened a chocolate shop when he was just twelve years old. After spending over two decades confecting candy and chocolates, Pete was ready to make his own candy vision a reality, and Sweet Pete’s opened its doors in 2010.

Peter’s scrumptious, colorful, handcrafted candies and chocolates quickly gained attention and notoriety in the Jacksonville area. In 2014, just four years after opening, Sweet Pete’s was featured on the CNBC hit reality series The Profit, where entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis applies his capital and expertise to lead companies to success. Out of thousands of businesses, Lemonis chose to work with Sweet Pete’s, and a natural partnership flourished.

After appearing on The Profit, Sweet Pete’s opened a new Jacksonville location in the historic Seminole Club, a building that dates back to 1903. The notable location sat vacant for ten years until Sweet Pete’s and Lemonis renovated the property. This new confectionary emporium is a vast 23,000 sq. ft., making it one of the largest candy shops in the United States.

Today, Sweet Pete’s manufactures a line of handcrafted quality chocolates and sells over a thousand different types of candies. In addition to a plethora of sweets, Sweet Pete’s offers hands-on “Sweet Science” classes to teach children and adults of all ages the secrets to creating their own delicious treats, such as truffles, taffy, lollipops and more. The store also boasts a fully functioning factory with an interactive gallery, two large retail areas, a full restaurant and bar, rooftop patio and dessert bar, and an event center that offers space for children’s field trips, catered events and more.

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