Schimpff’s Confectionery is one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned candy businesses in the United States. It was opened in its present location in 1891 by Gustav Schimpff Sr. and Jr. This unique confectionery and lunch room in Jeffersonville’s downtown historic district comes complete with a 50’s soda fountain and original tin ceiling. The old-fashioned candy jars, cases, and turn-of-the century equipment transport you back to the good old days of home-made candy and a real fountain drink.
The Schimpff’s Candy Museum and Candy Demonstration Area offer a glimpse into the world of historic candy making, packaging and advertising. Live candy-making demonstrations are frequently given. Tours are available and groups are asked to call in advance to schedule a FREE tour of the Candy Museum. Schimpff’s has one of the few candy museums in the United States. It displays thousands of pieces of American candy memorabilia and represents decades of collecting candy equipment and artifacts.
Schimpff’s is famous for its cinnamon Red Hots, hard candy fish and Modjeskas. A more recent favorite is the chocolate, caramel, and pecan confection molded into the shape of a turtle.
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