Clerk Billy DeLeary displays candies at the Chocolate Truffle in Reading, Mass., on Aug. 11, 2014. (Kevin G. Hall/McClatchy)
Clerk Billy DeLeary displays candies at the Chocolate Truffle in Reading, Mass., on Aug. 11, 2014. (Kevin G. Hall/McClatchy) McClatchy
Clerk Billy DeLeary displays candies at the Chocolate Truffle in Reading, Mass., on Aug. 11, 2014. (Kevin G. Hall/McClatchy) McClatchy

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