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Address: 450 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1807
Phone Number: (800) 786-0579
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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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Amazing chocolates!!!!

Happened to come in just in time for afternoon tour. Watching chocolates being made was great. Staff were extremely friendly. So many samples....delicious!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tawna w
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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in here to try the bourbon chocolates. The whole store smelled delicious when we walked in but I'm glad they had free samples. We were not impressed with the flavor of the chocolate at all.

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Thank littlemissjelly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to come in just in time for afternoon tour. Watching chocolates being made was great. Staff were extremely friendly. So many samples....delicious!!!!

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Thank Tawna w
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stop here every time I'm in Lexington. This place has the best bourbon balls/bourbon truffles in Kentucky. They're amazing. I just tried their bourbon cherries the last time I went in and they were also amazing. Plus, you need to try their chocolate covered potato chips and their chocolate dipped grapes.

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Thank Mary H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Black Forest Bourbon Truffles are the best bourbon chocolate that I have tasted. I like the crushed cherry aged 6 months in bourbon and the fact that the center is dark chocolate as well and not a white butter/confectioners sugar mixture as most all bourbon chocolates have. OKC give FULL size samples. I have found them easy to work... More 

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Gladstone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Fabulous store and factory. The samples were fresh and delicious. Delightful tour guide with interesting facts and fun stories.

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Irvine, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Went to this place for a tour and we were not disappointed. Very pleasant and the tour was very interesting. Didn't realize how many chocolates they sell. Got the whole story of where coco beans comes from and how the variety of chocolates are made. And yes, we had plenty of samples!

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Thank Christine F
Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This place rocks! They've been rolling out some of the best chocolates and candies for as long as I can remember. Took my teens and a tween for their complimentary tour, which was pretty cool even for adults! Plenty of samples and chocolate covered strawberries were in season - winning! Lol The bourbon candies/truffles/cherries are all outstanding and the chocolate... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited the 1000 tour on a Monday morning. We were the only tour visitors and were taken into the kitchens and packing areas. Monica was a very good guide and we tasted chocolate covered pecans, right off the line. A delicious experience.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

& she showed us all there was to see. This is a very small shop which was surprising - but a relief after the pathetic display at Hershey. The candy is delicious and we sampled as much as I could handle. She talked about fudge being a big seller but we didn't see any in the store. Perhaps it is... More 

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Rocky Mount, Nc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We were hoping to take a tour but not running on Labor Day but that was ok. It was more of a gift shop than a candy / chocolate store. So if you want some UK merchandise and maybe a piece of candy then this is the place for you.

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