Welcome to our Website!
You have reached the site of the fourth generation and original members of the Nelson's Candies family famous for selling our old fashioned fudge and candies at New England Fairs.
Due to an unusually high volume of online ordering everywhere, package delivery times may be delayed. All orders are always processed, packaged and mailed within a day or two of placement .
We are taking online orders on available product throughout the winter months. We are also offering curbside pick up on online and phone orders by appointment throughout the month of January. We are not keeping regular shop hours for the next few weeks and ask that you call ahead to make sure we will be here. Our shop will be open as usual in time for Valentine's Day in early February and most likely will be for curbside only. Most orders will be ready from 2 to 24 hours after placement. We also ask that you call ahead to make sure your order is ready when you come. Large orders will take extra time so feel free to call to check availability and lead time. Please keep checking the site as we will be adding more product to our "products page' as our season gets underway. If there is something you are interested in and don't see it listed here, chances are we will have it, so please feel free to give us a call at 207-474-8973 or email us through the "contact us" page with any questions you may have. We also fill custom orders for wedding, baby, anniversary and more so please inquire if there is something we can do for your next event.
In the Early Years
Handmade candy canes are hung with care as the crew geared up for Christmas time at one of the first candy stands in Lowell Massachusetts owned by our Great Grandparents, Allen and Annie Nelson.
A Family Tradition
We are a fourth generation small candy making company and members of the original Nelson Family that were makers of fine candies in Lowell Massachusetts starting back in the early 1900’s. Our family is known throughout New England at the fairs selling our homemade old fashioned fudge and candies such as our peanut brittle. We are most famous at the Deerfield N.H. Fair among many other shows and venues. Hence the term,
"As Famous as the Fair Itself" stamped on our boxes! So remember if it doesn't come in the white box with the blue lettering and our logo, you didn't buy it from us!
Through the Generations
We continue to use our Great Grandfather's original old fashioned, from scratch recipes and his original copper kettles that date back to the early 1900s. They have passed through the hands of each and every one of our family members of candy makers and have been passed down through the generations of more than 100 years. That sure is a lot of great candy making and wonderful family memories!
Below are photos of our newly restored 1925 Model K kiss wrapping machine, made by Package Machinery Company in Springfield Massachusetts. We use this to wrap our homemade caramels. Compliments to my Dad for helping us achieve this wonderful goal of continuing an old tradition.