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Address: PO Box 64, Frankfort, KY 40602-0064
Phone Number: 502-223-7475
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Candy is FANTASTIC

This kindred spirit to the bourbon trail is a nice stop. The Kentucky Mint Colonels are a dreamy mix of butter, salt, nuts & a hint of mint covered in chocolate. The chocolate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Winfield, WV
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New Albany, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Miss Rebecca & Miss Ruth, former school teachers, opened a candy kitchen in 1919. Ruth left the business, but in 1938, Rebecca invented Bourbon Balls. A sophisticated little place with fine gift shop & cases full of confections, for a modest fee, you can take a tour of the rooms beyond & the kitchen, too. There are interesting articles all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was recommended by the Hotel and it was Very Interesting. Lots of History in this small little shop. The employees there are very friendly and the tour is fascinating. I am a history buff and there is a lot of History here. Loved the letter from Bess Truman and all the photo's. A must visit if you are in... More 

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Winfield, WV
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This kindred spirit to the bourbon trail is a nice stop. The Kentucky Mint Colonels are a dreamy mix of butter, salt, nuts & a hint of mint covered in chocolate. The chocolate covered cherries are THE REAL DEAL. The staff is assembling while you shop. If you really want to "do" the trail you must go!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A good friend introduced me to Rebecca Ruth's Bourbon Balls as a Christmas present in December of 2013. Turns out he proved to be a really good friend for the Bourbon Balls are excellent. So much so that I ordered more in January of 2014. The only problem is that they have to be kept refrigerated and will spoil if... More 

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Burgess Hill
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

What a great tour. Lovely local guide with great historical knowledge. You get to see the production area and the antiques room. Has a good range of gifts.

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The term 'factory' is a bit misleading-but don't let that prevent you from making a sweet stop. It is located in a small converted house that is filled with antique candy making equipment, some still in use. The candy line only runs 3 days a week, so if seeing a running production line is important, call ahead. The history and... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This "factory" is not a large, corporate business. It is a family owned and operated piece of history. The tour is short but informative. Fun to do if you are in the area. Candy is VERY sweet. It actually hurt my teeth. Glad we went out of our way to visit this historic landmark.

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Bloomington, IN
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you've ever eaten a chocolate bourbon ball, you have the Rebecca Ruth Candy Company to thank! This is where the tasty treat was invented. The shop/factory is off of Interstate 64 in Frankfort, but be forewarned...it's not RIGHT off of the highway as the signs may lead you to believe. You need to drive into downtown Frankfort to get... More 

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Indianapolis
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Ignore the bad reviews. This is a home town, family business. They make great bourbon filled chocolates that will leave you wanting more. What more do you need? I've never been on the tour but the proof is in the bourbon balls and cordials. We love them. The staff is very friendly.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I must first say that I have never toured the factory, so this review is strictly from a visit to the store. The store itself has actually grown a little since I was there last. The store looks like it is settled into an older house. This kind of adds to the allure of the attraction. You will not be... More 

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