Fowler’s Chocolates has been making important contributions to the Buffalo community dating all the way back to the Pan American Exposition. It was there that a young entrepreneur named Joseph A. Fowler operated a booth where he created and sold a variety of chocolate confections and sweets. The candies were such a success that Fowler opened a permanent shop in Buffalo following the conclusion of the exposition. Fowler’s Chocolates developed into a family business and is credited with the creation of “sponge candy,” a Western New York dessert favorite. The company remained in the Fowler family until 1993, when it was sold to Randy and Ted Marks. Fowler’s HARBORCENTER shop will be the company’s seventh location in Western New York.