Before Hershey’s was in Hershey, it was just Milton Hershey, creating caramels in his Lancaster County candy shop. So it’s fitting that there are still plenty of candy makers in the area, south of that famous chocolate-making town.
CTC Lollipop Company
CTC Lollipop Company sells a wide variety of specialty clear lollipops – shaped like everything from flip-flops to lobsters, both wholesale and retail. The CTC stands for Clear Toy Candy. The company also sells supplies for lollipop making.
414 N Pine St, Lancaster, PA 17603
This local chocolate company has been making a wide variety of chocolate candies, nearly continuously, here for more than 140 years. Customers can see how chocolate is made with 20-minute tours of the downtown factory at Steeple View Lofts.
118 N. Water St., Lancaster, PA 17603; also Lancaster Central Market and the Overlook Town Center, 2065 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster 17601
At this retail shop and candy kitchen, the candy makers at Spence use family recipes and techniques passed down through the generations to create a wide variety of artisan chocolates and other confections.
558 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Strasburg Country Store & Creamery
Uncle Leroy’s Ice Cream & Candy Kitchen
— Mary Ellen Wright