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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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True Treats Historic Candy reviews
This is an adorable hidden-gem in the heart of the Lower Town area. You don't often think of candy when discussing history, but this place gives the sweet treats some proper respect. It's small, but..... more
This is an adorable hidden-gem in the heart of the Lower Town area. You don't often think of candy when discussing history, but this place gives the sweet treats some proper respect. It's small, but..... more »
LOVE this store! It suits every mood. They have a tea area with samples. It's great quality tea with extras to help you steep it. Candy of all sorts throughout.. and in the back THEY PLAY OLD MOVIES..... more
LOVE this store! It suits every mood. They have a tea area with samples. It's great quality tea with extras to help you steep it. Candy of all sorts throughout.. and in the back THEY PLAY OLD MOVIES..... more »
The shop is laid out by year of popularity of each candy. Not only is it a treat for your mouth it’s a treat for your brain with all the history. Seeing things like the evolution of Turkish Delight...
The shop is laid out by year of popularity of each candy. Not only is it a treat for your mouth it’s a treat for your brain with all the history. Seeing things like the evolution of Turkish Delight... more »
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.
Very interesting place to visit! We stopped by on a suggestion from the innkeeper where we were staying. They said it’s the only historical candy company in the US I believe. Loved how they had it laid out with each era. We bought a few things for ourself and to take back to our family.
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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