When I was a kid, one of my favorite sweets was rock candy. Up until now, it seems to have disappeared from the store shelves. However, a Canajoharie based candy company is revitalizing the iconic candy.
Central New York is a melting pot. With that, there are tons of words (especially names) that can be hard to pronounce, or don't look like how they sound. Any out-of-towner is guaranteed to butcher these words.
The roots of the Beech-Nut company go back to 1891 in Canajoharie where their big white factory is a landmark when traveling the New York State Thruway between Utica and Schenectady. Check out this classic commercial for Beech-Nut Fruit Stripe Gum.