As owner of End of the Trail Candy Shoppe, Steve Guth thrives on the art and chemistry of candy-making. Turning simple ingredients into toffees, chocolate creams and pecan turtles is a continuing delight. Steve Guth fires up production by 5 every morning. End of the Trail produces a million and a half pieces of candy each year. That's 52,000 pounds of candy. This kind of output would have astounded his grandfather, Alvin, who went to work for a candy store in Beaver Dam in 1921. He later bought the store and moved it to Waupun, launching what would become a three-generation business. Steve's father eventually sold Guth's Candies, and Steve went to work elsewhere. However, when a local man opened End of the Trail in 1984 and offered Steve a job, he took it. Like his grandfather before him, he soon acquired the store as his own.