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Old Kentucky Chocolates

Address: 450 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Phone Number: (800) 786-0579
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Ranked #15 of 50 Activities in Lexington
Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
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Owner description: 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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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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Fairfax, Virgina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

You would never know from driving by this strip mall that an entire candy making operation is inside. They sell almost every candy that you can think of and if you can dip it in chocolate and eat it, they have it! The tour is very interesting, watching the molding of the chocolate, the wrapping and labeling, and seeing how... More

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Lake Odessa
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I was a bit surprised at how generic these chocolates taste. I make chocolate every year for Christmas and that is about the same quality. Also, when we opened the box of assorted truffles we bought, half of them were chalky. Like someone had left them in the freezer or they were really old. We ended up not finishing them.... More

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