True Treats Historic Candy, Harpers Ferry

Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Sweet treats and history come together at True Treats Historic Candy, America's only research-based candy store dedicated to teaching the public about the surprising story behind some of the world's most popular confectionery. You'll find the shop organized in chorological order, with a little history on each label--and if you wish to know more, the shopkeepers will be more than happy to provide further insight. Combination shop and museum, this venue sells all kinds of retro favorites, from simple toffees and taffies, to licorice twists and bubblegum cigars. There's lots to explore here, much to learn, and plenty to take home to friends and family. Using our international travel planner, Harpers Ferry attractions like True Treats Historic Candy can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This store is amazing and so cool. They have a huge selection of things and a lot of stuff I have never heard of. I can't wait to go back here.  more »
  • This was a very interesting shop filled with all kinds of historical candy items. Some hard to find treats await you here. it brought me back to my childhood. The staff was friendly and the store was....  more »
  • Candy from 1500s to now. There were several candies I remember from my childhood you don’t see anymore. Many treats made there. Spiced pecans were delicious.  more »
  • Tons of candies from different eras and cultures. Not only you get to spoil yourself, but also learn about what people used to consume as sweets back in those days. We also came in the right time where they were having water tasting event! We got to taste all kinds of different water and surprisingly they all tasted different. You should definitely stop by here. If you don't like sweets, they also have different teas.
  • The cutest historic candy store we ever did see!
  • This place is wonderful! It is quite literally a walk through confectionary history! They offer many different options from early biblical times up to modern candies. The staff is very friendly and kind! They are more than willing to answer any questions you may have, and they take pride in knowing the history of the candy! Give this place a try and come prepared to spend some money on treats!
  • Was nice store ,candy history that's different it's a little pricey but a good store
  • A must-visit confectionery shop at this town. Store owner reasserts my belief that West Virginians are among the friendliest people in the US. She was happy to answer any questions I had about any single piece of candy and knew the historical background of each. Some of the candies such as the rose and violet candies are imported from Europe-- their prices reflect as such, but having ordered violet candies from amazon, this store's candies are at really good prices. Paid $11 for French violet candies on amazon, and it's $7 something cents at this store. My favorite had to be Blue Monday bars, from Kentucky. It's a soft chocolate bar with cake-like cream in the middle. Then there were "mothball" sweets, (sounds iffy I know) made of fondant with a peanut in the middle of each. My only regret was not getting two giant bags of candies as another reviewer mentioned.

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