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True Treats Historic Candy, Harpers Ferry

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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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  • My friend and I go on a trip together every year and we've visited a lot of candy shops. This is by far the best one. Even counting the ones in Paris. The various candies from throughout the... 
    My friend and I go on a trip together every year and we've visited a lot of candy shops. This is by far the best one. Even counting the ones in Paris. The various candies from throughout the...  more »
  • Truly a notable experience with the candy arranged by century and decade. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate. We got a sampler of different tastes over time. Worth the visit! 
    Truly a notable experience with the candy arranged by century and decade. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate. We got a sampler of different tastes over time. Worth the visit!  more »
  • Now, really, if you're reading about a candy store, you probably are a candy aficionado already, right? And you definitely should not miss this store as it was even featured on Jeopardy! I couldn't....  more
    Now, really, if you're reading about a candy store, you probably are a candy aficionado already, right? And you definitely should not miss this store as it was even featured on Jeopardy! I couldn't....  more »
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  • A very cool store of historic candies. The variety is amazing and transcends centuries of candies! The oldest known chewing gum was fun to buy! They also have bugs that you can eat! A must visit place in Harpers Ferry town
  • True Treats is a truly unique historic candy experience! A good deal of their candy is based on historically researched recipes from the 1500s-to the present. The candy is delicious. If you are in the area, this place is definetly worth a visit!
  • A really neat shop in Lower Town. Woman behind the counter was kind and helpful. They have interesting treats, such as Turkish Delights and Mann Salwa. The Biblical Treats section of the store is interesting. A suggestion -- it would be great to have even more context about the history of the treats, such as pamphlets with each item. It's tough to learn more about some of the treats from online searches; I am definitely more curious about the Mann Salwa and also the specific take of this store's Mann Salwa.
  • I loved this place. My friend and I go on a trip together every year and we've visited a lot of candy shops. This is by far the best one. Even counting the ones in Paris. The various candies from throughout the centuries is such a cool and unique spin on the usual candy shop. The descriptions/history printed on the labels were an awesome extra. My only complaint is that not everything seemed to be priced. But still, if I ever go back to Harper's Ferry, I will absolutely go back to this shop.
  • cashier was friendly and they have a wide variety of unique snacks, candies, teas, and toys. prices are kind of high but the experience is nice.

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