The Candy Factory - Red Bird candy and other nostalgic and retro candies
The Candy Factory - North Main Street, Lexington, North Carolina
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History of the Candy Factory store
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Lexington, Winston-Salem, Thomasville, High Point
The Candy Factory first opened its doors on July 10, 1978 in the front area of Piedmont Candy Company, a wholesale manufacturer of pure sugar stick candy and mint puffs. Owner and second-generation candy maker, Robert Ebelein sold his homemade fudge and peanut brittle along with his company's signature products from this first storefront. Attracted by the store's turn-of-the century d├ęcor, customers asked to buy antiques displayed in the store, so Robert and his wife Frances made the rounds of auctions and flea markets seeking antiques to offer in addition to their candy products.
Classic Retro Candies, Nostalgic Novelty Gift Items and Rustic Antique Collectables
The business was an immediate success and doubled in size after only 6 months of operation. Needing more space for candy and antiques, the Ebeleins bought the circa 1907 Lexington Hardware building on Main Street, renovated the store and opened for business under the striped awning on September 15, 1979.
The Piedmont Candy Company manufacturing operation was sold to the Reid family in 1987, and The Candy Factory retail store is still owned by the Ebeleins' three daughters, Jeanne Leonard, Beth Dean and Leigh Foster.
Today The Candy Factory is everything you'd expect in a candy store of yesteryear. Its wooden floors have the kind of patina that develops from decades of feet wandering through rows of candy jars and Robert Ebelein's player piano often greets customers with old-timey music. Red Bird mint puffs and stick candies from Piedmont Candy Company are still available in the store, as are hundreds of other candies, including nostalgic candies and an interesting assortment of antiques. The Ebelein family continues to cater to the sweet tooth desires of its clientele from their storefront, and they now ship candy gifts throughout the US.
country antiques and collectibles.
Piedmont Triad Davidson County Lexington, NC, Home of Lexington Style Barbecue Rare old fashion hard to find classic candy
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Candies of the Month - Classic Candies from the 50s, 60s and 70s
Valomilks are delicious chocolate and marshmallow treats invented in Kansas City in 1931 by Harry Sifers.
licorich, jelly beans, milk duds, suger daddies, suger babies, and more retro candies and chocolates
News & Events - Red Bird Candy, White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate
2005 Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
October 25, 2005
Christmas is just around the corner, and once again it's time for the 2nd annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest.
Candy Factory Tote Bag Winners Awarded
September 27, 2005

A $25 gift certificate for The Candy Factory was awarded to these contestants.

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