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“Great candy Shop”

Ye Olde Pepper Companie
Ranked #7 of 50 Shopping in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: America's oldest continuously operating candy company, making delicious confections since 1806. Home of the famous Salem Gibralter and Blackjacks, as well as a large selection of chocolates, fudges, taffies, caramels, and an array of nostalgic treats.
Reviewed December 7, 2013

It is very tight in this store if you go during the crowded Halloween time. GO EARLY IN THE DAY! The candy is worth it
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Eyed this on our walk to The House of Seven Gables and put that on the list to stop in on our way back. Not a lot of room, but very well laid out to make the best of the space they have! Lots and lots of homemade chocolates and fudges. A wonderful place to find the "hard to find" older candies like Bulls Eyes (aka: caramel creams), candy cigarettes and, one of my personal favorites - the Atomic Fire Ball!!! Yum. I purchased several of my top favorites as well as a bag of pre-mixed salt water taffy made by this company. I was very happy with all but the taffy - it didn't have much flavor at all and the grape was really awful. I was disappointed but moved on to my other choices. Oh, the maple drops are really, really good. Not the sickening sweetness of maple sugar candy, just sweet enough with lots of maple taste.
Not sure about parking here - mostly street parking? It's definitely worth a visit, and there's usually a candy maker working as well as some great candy machines on display.

Thank gsg1557
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Nice little stop, some interesting candies here. Oldest candy company in America! Lots of canies I've never heard of that were probably popular during Salem's prosperous maritime days.

Thank Devo8
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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Right across the street from the House of the Seven Gables you will find this national treasure! This is the first and oldest candy company in the country. Had it not been for a tourbus driver, Bob, who happened to have a tour there, we probably would not have tried the Blackjack candy! It is incredible! We bought two packages along with a pound of caramels, choc covered marshmallows and buttercreams! a bit pricey, but when you taste it you understand why. Can't wait to visit again! Or maybe order online! Oprah Winfrey is also a fan of this place!!!!

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

A delectable selection of candies, hand-dipped chocolates, fudge and rare olde-tyme favorites. However, other than a few pieces of candy making equipment and some chocolate moulds, we seem to miss any display(s), tours or story boards of historical significance or interest...which for a foodie at what is supposed to be America's oldest candy store was disappointing.

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