Our Shop

True Treat Historic Candy, based in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is the nation’s only researched-based historic candy store specializing in candy from the first in history through the mid-1900s.

To give our customers a wonderful and memorable experience, we  find the most authentic selections available. These often come from the original sources, dating back to 1591,  or from experts who make the selections just for us. Our shop is designed in chronological order with the history on the labels – if customers want to know more,  our shopkeepers are ready to tell them.


“This isn’t so much a candy store as it is a museum that sells its Confectionery displays. True Treats traces the history of old-school sweets—and we mean old, old school, like hickory bark, enjoyed by the Iroquois—to 19th-century Buttermints and retro faves such as Goo Goo Clusters, Mary Janes, and Squirrel Nut Zippers.”

Washingtonian Magazine
November 2016


“We’ve decided to round up the best candy stores throughout the U.S and True Treats Historic Candy has been recognized on our list, The Ultimate Guide to the Sweetest Candy Shops in the U.S! …We’ve created the feature to encourage our travelers to visit these ‘sweet’ spots during their trip to the states. We will be publicizing this news throughout the upcoming month to further promote these great shops.”

– Trip Advisor, International


Food Magazine raves that True Treats is the “Must-See Sweet Spot” in West Virginia and one of the top 50 destinations for confections in the nation!


Delish.com named True Treats Historic Candy the best candy store in wild and wonderful West Virginia in their feature, The Best Candy Store Everyone is Talking About in Your State

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