Since 1902, Candy Kitchen has been making salt water taffy, creamy fudge and delicious hand-dipped chocolates the old-fashioned way.  We are a family owned and operated business that prides itself on using only the freshest, quality ingredients and time honored recipes.

Remember the rich aroma of old-fashioned chocolate slowly melting over a pot of simmering water on the back of the kitchen stove? . . .the crisp texture of newly shelled nuts? . . .the delicate smoothness of fresh honey nougat? . . .the delight of pure natural flavors in ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ fondants? . . .back then? . . .Now open a box of Despina Leos Chocolates from The Candy Kitchen . . .close your eyes. . .breathe in that delicate blending of “back then” aromas. . .taste one piece. . .and remind yourself that the “good old days” have never gone away.

In our little store and factory in southern Pennsylvania, just a few of us are making candy the way our grandparents did before us. Everything is done entirely by hand with truly superb results. You see, we’re a little old-fashioned in our approach to candy making–our tradition of stirring, hand dipping, pouring, shaping, rolling, cutting, decorating, and packing each piece without benefit of any mechanical contrivances or chemical preservatives. We know you’ll love us for keeping with TRADITION.



52 N Market St


Opening Hours


10:00AM - 6:00PM


10:00AM - 6:00PM


10:00AM - 6:00PM


10:00AM - 7:00PM


10:00AM - 8:00PM


10:00AM - 8:00PM


1:00PM - 5:00PM


Accepts Downtown Frederick Gift Card

Accepts Downtown Frederick Gift Card

This business accepts the Downtown Frederick Gift Card!