Fannie Mae was bought by 1-800-Flowers

We're a bit peeved about this one since this famous chocolate maker (Fannie May Confections Inc.) was founded in downtown Chicago in 1920. It's a true legacy, but then it was purchased by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA000031" title="Long Island" href="/topic/travel/long-island-PLTRA000031.topic">Long Island</a>-based behemoth <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP017189" title="1-800-Flowers" href="/topic/business/consumer-goods-industries/1-800-flowers-ORCRP017189.topic">1-800-Flowers</a> in 2006. An example of an outsider taking over...anyone else hearing the words: "one of us, one of us!?"

( David Klobucar/Chicago Tribune )

We're a bit peeved about this one since this famous chocolate maker (Fannie May Confections Inc.) was founded in downtown Chicago in 1920. It's a true legacy, but then it was purchased by Long Island-based behemoth 1-800-Flowers in 2006. An example of an outsider taking over...anyone else hearing the words: "one of us, one of us!?"

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