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Address: 450 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Phone Number: (800) 786-0579
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Description: Old Kentucky Candies has been making candy in the Bluegrass for more than...
Old Kentucky Candies has been making candy in the Bluegrass for more than 40 years and is best known for its delicious Bourbon Chocolates and Bourbon Cherries, both made with 100-proof Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon. Operation Hours: Open year-round. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tours given Monday thru Thursday, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Call ahead.
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Great store - wonderful experience

I was there last Derby week. They insisted that I take a sample of each bourbon ball offered and were very gracious. The Black Forest truffle is the best bourbon ball in KY. Ed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I was there last Derby week. They insisted that I take a sample of each bourbon ball offered and were very gracious. The Black Forest truffle is the best bourbon ball in KY. Ed from Princton NJ

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I seen the manager inform a lady that was trying to set up a good time to bring a group of brain injuried peoples they didnt want that type of people to come to old Kentucky chocolates. Im not sure of the group or the woman's name but my family will not be back since they feel this way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

They have anything and everything chocolate u could ask for. Some very interesting and unique items. Chocolate is very good but a bit expensive for chocolate. Although u can sample anything in the store.

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Thank you ladies for the extra special wrapping of our chocolates so we could take all 4lbs on the motorcycle. The dinner suggestion was great too!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The store on Southland Drive: The major product is the chocolates--a wonderful and delicious assortment. But this store also sells a variety of gifts, from University of Kentucky-themed merchandise to general giftware. A fun place to shop, especially at the holidays.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Yesterday around 2:30 my wife and I were in the Old Kentucky Chocolates store on Southland Dr. and when I went up to the counter, there were samples there. I stood there for a few minutes looking for something to pick up one of the free treats presented there, and I didn't see anything like wax paper, so I used... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Ok, I give this a five based mostly on one of their chocolates: the Black Forest Truffle. Everything else was just "cute" or "ok", generally chocolate, in other words. But the Black Forest Truffle is BOURBON. They say it's cherries and bourbon smashed together with chocolate in a chocolate coating, but I guarantee you, you will taste chocolate and bourbon... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Find the outlets if you can. There are better bournon balls out there, but when these are on sale (1/2 off when we were there), they're a decent deal. Nice selection overall.

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Georgetown, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great little store. Had a lot of Kentucky themed chocolates, home made sweets and many unique items. It showcased the heart of Kentucky, the horses, and had many unique chocolate items and fashion items in the store.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I feel I need to write in support of the reviewer who wrote 3 months ago and gave Old Kentucky Chocolates 2 stars. We visited the store today and, after tasting several different chocolates, left without making a purchase. As cristinaandbob said, they looked chalky and tasted old.

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