Candy, Nuts, Drinks, & Gourmet Snacks
Strategically located throughout Lancaster County, there are some real sweet shops that, when found, quickly become a regular stop for those whose insatiable sweet tooth needs satisfaction. These locally owned purveyors of goodness are well-stocked with the freshest and tastiest candies, nuts, and gourmet snacks. Indulge yourself…take time to recapture the childhood wonder associated with a memorable trip to the local “5 and dime store” for your favorite sweet and crunchy treats!
Wertz Candies at Brickerville House Shops
2 East 28th Division Highway
Lititz, PA 17543
*Also located in Lebanon, PA
Featuring chocolates that are hand dipped on a marble table, Wertz Candies has been capturing the loyalty of discerning customers since 1931. Join with those who have discovered the quality and creativity of one Lancaster County’s finest chocolatier and confectionary destinations. From a variety of creams and truffles to selections of nutty, hard, chewy, and fruits…the premium chocolates at Wertz are made with the finest in quality ingredients. Longtime favorites include their famous opera fudge, made-from-scratch caramel corn, and hand-wrapped caramels, including old fashioned Caramallows and Blob Bars.
Zerbe’s Snack Stand
Green Dragon Market
955 N State Street Ephrata, PA 17522
Root’s Country Market
705 Graystone Road Manheim, PA 17545
Featuring their signature brand potato chips, Zerbe’s Snack Stand is Lancaster County’s destination for authentic savory snacks. Zerbe’s Homestyle potato chips, which have been kettle-fried in small batches since 1947, are available in 10 varieties. For the old-fashioned hard pretzel lover, Zerbe’s features hand rolled pretzels by Rocky Road Pretzel Bakery, Old Fashioned Hammond’s Hand-made Pretzels, Martins Hand Made Pretzels, and Uncle Henry’s Pretzel Bakery. In addition, this hidden gem also features chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels, mini animal crackers, Emma’s Gourmet Popcorn and much more.
Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn & more
2710 Old Philadelphia Pike Bird-In-Hand, PA 17505
2857 A Lincoln Hwy East (Rt. 30) Ronks, PA 17572
Starting with plenty of good tasting natural ingredients, Grandma Jack’s features the freshest and tastiest varieties of gourmet popcorn you will ever enjoy…with 22 flavors and counting! This hidden gem is a must-experience destination at Bird-in-Farmer’s Market for appreciative customers who return, again and again, with every visit to PA Dutch Country! Visit the Route 30 store location for gourmet popcorn, as well as their signature line of nut brittles that are far superior to any other brand you’ve tasted…Simply the BEST! Not in Lancaster County? Order anytime at their Online Store.
Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market
2710 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird in Hand, PA 17505
Located along the Old Philadelphia Pike, Beiler’s Candyland occupies one of the favorite stands at the famous Bird-in-Hand Farmer’s Market. Whether you are looking for old-fashioned hard candies or enjoy the newer tastes of salted chocolates, whether you prefer licorice or appreciate melt-in-your-mouth mints…Beiler’s offers lots of options, ensuring every customer will find what they are looking for, and then some! You can purchase by the piece when you want to satisfy your hankering for something sweet or you can buy bulk quantities for holiday events or other special occasions.
Evans Candy Retail Store
2100 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
Made from the finest of ingredients with no preservatives, the premium homemade chocolates at Evans Candy are a memorable experience of exceptional melt-in-your-mouth tastes. For over 35 years, the Evans Family has been adding to their ever-growing following of committed chocolate lovers.
Located just a couple miles south of Lancaster City in a historic mill, Evans Candy is open from October through Easter, ensuring a ready supply of treats for any special occasion, for every holiday event, or just for your own personal “stash.”
Sweet Legacy Gourmet
Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market
2710 Old Phila. Pike Bird in Hand, PA 17505
Lancaster Central Market
23 North Market Street Lancaster, PA 17603
With a tireless commitment to unmatched quality and unrivaled taste, Sweet Legacy Gourmet captures the loyalty of those who enjoy the indulgent richness of handcrafted fudge, cookies, caramels, and brittles. The Menu Board at Sweet Legacy is simple but sumptuous. With two market boutique locations and the convenience of online ordering, Sweet Legacy is committed to superior quality and is ready and eager to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with creations that are infused with the finest ingredients that, whenever possible are locally sourced. Everything they sell is handcrafted, using traditional methods that ensure consistency in both taste and texture.
E & A Candies
3614 Old Phila Pike
Intercourse, PA 17534
To the happy delight of chocolate lovers, E & A Candies offers premium selections including truffles & caramels, nugget & nut filled, as well as chocolate covered fruits & pretzels. For fudge aficionados, E & A never disappoints with their slabs of creamy rich varieties that are offered in sliced-to-order pieces. With signature tastes and familiar wrappers that stir memories from yesteryear, E & A is your destination for old-fashioned candy selections that are sold by the piece and bulk quantities. In addition to all things sweet, E & A also specializes in a wide range salty snacks and savory preserves…from locally made potato chips to homestyle preserves.
Emma’s Gourmet Popcorn
261 Hill Road
New Holland, PA 17557
Emma’s Gourmet Popcorn is a small Lancaster County Shop which wholesales to several local businesses and sells retail from their home business. Located on an idyllic Amish farm, it is a true hidden gem, worth the drive from wherever you are. The grounds and view from the farm are breathtaking!
Uncle Leroy’s…two Locations
226 Gap Road
Strasburg, PA 17579 (717) 288-2557
38 S Willowdale Rd, Suite 310
Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 617-2088
There’s always something cookin’ at Uncle Leroy’s, which is an amazing locally owned and family operated hidden gem. At any given time, you can watch as they whip up and handcraft small batches of sweet handcrafted goodness…fresh fudge, caramel corn, nut brittles, chocolate dipped candies, and other tasty treats. If you enjoy premium ice cream, you will love the varieties of Leiby’s at Uncle Leroy’s…served in cones, dishes, and creamy milkshakes. Browse through the wide selection of local foods made in Lancaster County, including preserves, jams & jellies, old-fashioned candies, and so much more.
Groff’s Candies Store
3587 Blue Rock Road
Lancaster. Pa. 17603
Groff’s Candies is an established Lancaster County tradition that continues to grow, thanks to the extraordinary tastes of their home made varieties of fudge, chocolates, and brittles. Family owned and operated since 1969, the Groff’s enjoys serving a loyal customer base that has expanded beyond PA Dutch country and throughout the Northeast. People are known to travel long distances to buy for holiday celebrations, family reunions, and “just to stock up” on their favorites, which include sugar-free chocolates and peanut brittle. For those who can’t make a trip to their store or stand at Bird-in-Hand Market, Groff’s offers on-line ordering for mail delivery to your home.
Located on an Amish farm in the middle of PA Dutch country, Olde Heritage Homemade Root Beer & Gift Shop is a hidden gem that offers the best in homestyle root beer, market fare creations, and locally handcrafted gifts. If you value authentic and appreciate unique, you will enjoy the nice selection of accessories, décor, and notions that match your preferences and personality. Enjoy home baked goodies, local honey, and a variety of savory preserves.