Schimpff's off to Sweden to compete in candy competition - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Schimpff's off to Sweden to compete in candy competition

Posted: Updated:
Polkagrisar is made from sugar, peppermint flavor and a little bit of vinegar to give the candy its consistency. Polkagrisar is made from sugar, peppermint flavor and a little bit of vinegar to give the candy its consistency.
Schimpff's Confectionery is known for their Swedish style peppermint sticks called polkagrisar. Schimpff's Confectionery is known for their Swedish style peppermint sticks called polkagrisar.
The city of Gränna, in south-central Sweden, is famous for the oddly named sweet. The city of Gränna, in south-central Sweden, is famous for the oddly named sweet.
Jill and Warren Schimpff will face off against 20 other competitors in a contest to see who can make the perfect polkagrisar. Jill and Warren Schimpff will face off against 20 other competitors in a contest to see who can make the perfect polkagrisar.

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A Jeffersonville candy maker will represent the United States in an international candy making competition in Sweden.

Schimpff's Confectionery is known for their Swedish style peppermint sticks called polkagrisar, which roughly translates to dancing pigs. The city of Gränna, in south-central Sweden, is famous for the oddly named sweet.

Jill and Warren Schimpff will face off against 20 other competitors in a contest to see who can make the perfect polkagrisar.

On day one of the competition the 20 participants will be whittled down to five. On day two, those five finalists will battle for the championship.

Polkagrisar is made from sugar, peppermint flavor and a little bit of vinegar to give the candy its consistency. Those who have had the treat said the taste is similar to a candy cane, but with a chalky texture.

Copyright 2013 WAVE News. All rights reserved.