Many childhood memories are recalled of a time when one could walk to the “corner store” or the “neighborhood five & dime” for a weekly candy stash purchase. Although times have changed, in Lancaster County, these memories can still live on, thanks to some great local shops and stores that feature a wide selection of chocolates, candies, and nuts. Every visitor to Lancaster County and PA Dutch country needs to remember to take this memory along with them…stop by and stock up before returning home!
226 Gap Road
Strasburg, PA 17579 (717) 288-2557
Central Market ~ Bird-in-Hand Market
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.
141 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Located in the heart of historic Lancaster City, Lancaster Sweet Shoppe is a must-discover destination for an amazing selection of chocolates, ice cream, and fresh made Stroopies. Groff’s Candies provides the Sweet Shoppe with all of their handcrafted chocolates and homemade candies. Stroopie Co.operates out of the Shoppe and creates an authentic stroopwafel iron treat that is absolutely delicious. In addition to the amazing selection of chocolates and stroopies, the Sweet Shoppe serves the creamy rich, small batch ice cream varieties that are made by Pine View Dairy.
1925 W. Main Street, Building B
(Rte 322, 4 miles West of Ephrata)
Ephrata, PA 17522
( 717) 738-3337
Join with those who have discovered Lancaster County’s Sweet Spot, when you visit Weaver Nut Sweets & Snacks. Located along Rte 322, four miles west of Ephrata, their retail store is fully stocked with virtually every type of candy, a wide variety of dried fruits, and all kinds of nuts, along with a full range of snacks and bulk food products. Can’t make it into the store? Not a problem…order any time with the convenience of their online store, with prompt support and order fulfillment.
55 East Main Street Lititz, PA 17543
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 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.
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.
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.
Wilbur Chocolate Company
45 N. Broad Street
Lititz, PA 17543
The Wilbur Chocolate Store is a local timeless favorite of Lancaster County residents and a delightfully memorable discovery for visitors to PA Dutch country. Walk in, take a deep breath, and listen to the curious sounds of the manufacturing plant located directly above the store. Our old- fashioned candy store offers a friendly atmosphere that will stir delightful memories of yesteryear and put a smile on each visitor’s face, young and old. And yes, they still offer FREE WILBUR BUD SAMPLES!!
118 N. Water Street
Lancaster, PA 17601
…also at Overlook Town Center & Central Market
Since 1875, generation after generation has developed a loyal affection for the fresh, handcrafted assortment of rich chocolates made by Miesse Candies, with three locations. A Lancaster County original, the dedicated Miesse chocolatiers take great pride in using natural ingredients, including real cocoa butter, with no added preservatives. Customers can see the chocolate making process firsthand with a tour of the newest Miesse factory in downtown Lancaster City at the Steeple View Lofts, just steps away from Gallery Row.
Retail Shop and Candy Kitchen
558 E. High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
With artisan-styled chocolates that are handcrafted in small batches and made from only the best in quality ingredients, Spence Candies sets a quintessential standard for premium chocolates. Once found, Spence Candies becomes a return destination for loyal customers who appreciate the attention to detail and confectionary perfection this local chocolatier and candy maker brings to each of their exquisite selections.Whether you buy a single piece for a chocolate hankering or purchase a box of assorted variety for your family and friends, expectations are exceeded and every sweet tooth is satisfied by this hidden gem!
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.
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.”
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.