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When Charles Brooks Oakford started a candy company in Merchantville, he didn’t want to use his family name. If the business failed, he reasoned, few people would connect it with the Oakfords.
So he named it after his aunt, Charlotte. The Benjamin Franklin Bridge was not yet built over the
MERCHANTVILLE – For decades, Bunny Oakford was responsible for making Aunt Charlotte’s Candies look as good as its products tasted.
She mentored longtime employees of the Merchantville store on everything from making the perfect Easter basket bow to dressing the candy store’s famously ornate windows.
Meredith Gordy, who’s worked at