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Do you have the Esther Price golden ticket?

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What started out as candy made on a Dayton woman??€?™s kitchen counter has turned into one of Dayton??€?™s most iconic businesses, Esther Price Fine Chocolates.

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For fans of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (or just chocolate in general), the latest offering from Esther Price might feel like a dream.

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This holiday season, 15 customers might find a golden “Esther’s Ticket”  in their box of chocolates. From now through Jan. 11, Esther Price will be placing 15 tickets into their one-pound boxes of mixed, milk, and dark assorted chocolates across seven stores in the Miami Valley. Once all of the tickets are claimed, 15 customers will win the chance to tour the Esther Price factories in production and eat freshly-made chocolate on Jan. 11, 2020.

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This holiday season 15 lucky Esther Price customers with "Esther's Ticket" will receive a tour of the chocolate factory.
This holiday season 15 lucky Esther Price customers with "Esther's Ticket" will receive a tour of the chocolate factory.

"This is just such a fun way for us to meet some of our customers and share our love for candy,” said Barbara Dressman, the district manager. “We are so excited to meet the winners who find the golden tickets and take them on a chocolate tasting tour!"

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Customers will need to present their golden ticket at the start of the tour, before entering the building. Additionally, those who snag a ticket are encouraged not to post a photo of the back of their ticket, in order to avoid duplication by others. Those who inevitably receive an “Esther’s Ticket” should contact the company on social media to redeem the code on the back of their ticket.

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