About Us

Miesse Candies was founded in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1875. For more than 140 years, we have been dedicated to providing fresh, quality chocolates to our customers.
We use all natural ingredients, such as pure vanilla, real butter, and fresh cream, with no added preservatives. Our rich chocolate is made with real cocoa butter unlike other confectionary-based chocolates. All of our fruits and nuts are hand-dipped the old-fashioned way.
At Miesse Candies, we are committed to manufacturing excellence in order to provide you with fresh, delicious chocolates every time. Miesse Candies employs experienced staff who takes pride in providing excellent customer service.
Miesse Candies has been a favorite of young and old chocolate lovers for more than 140 years, offering high-quality, homemade chocolates at reasonable prices. Miesse Candies is a household word in the homes of Lancaster County families. Miesse Candies offers many specialties to its retail and wholesale customers in milk, dark and white chocolates:

  • Pre-packed assorted - ½ lb--5 lb boxes
  • Pre-packed assorted - ¼ lb--1 lb hot seal bags
  • Specialty hand-dipped chocolates such as pretzels, strawberries, nuts, fruits, coconut, peanut butter, non pareils
  • Other chocolates include chocolate and vanilla caramels, crisp and chewy pieces, fruit and nut pieces
  • Specialty items include party mints; peanut butter, mint and souffle's; topped mints (mint patty); peanut butter cups; assorted hand-made molded items (holiday and custom); candy bars
  • Large selection of sugar free chocolates

Online Store

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Regular Assorted

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Milk Assorted

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Dark Assorted

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Caramel Assorted

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Crisp & Chewy


Retail Shop & Factory

118 N. Water St
Lancaster, PA 17601

Mon/Tue/Wed 9am - 5pm
Thurs 9am - 9pm
Fri/Sat 9am - 9pm
Sun 12pm - 5pm

Ice cream parlor opens at 12 noon
Candy shop opens at 9am

Miesse Candies at Lancaster Marketplace

2084 Fruitville Pike (next to Panera)
Lancaster, PA 17601

Wed-Thu 10am - 6pm
Fri 10am - 8pm
Sat 8am - 4pm
Closed Sun-Tue

Lancaster Marketplace

Lancaster Central Market

23 North Market Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Tue & Fri 7am - 4pm
Sat 7pm - 2pm

Miesse Chocolate Factory Tours

Miesse Candies offers tours of the chocolate factory throughout the year. Call for hours of availability and to reserve your spot! Advanced reservations are required. Groups are welcome! Contact the Factory at (717)392-6011 to set up your Miesse Chocolate Factory Tour!

Visitor Information & Safety Requirements

The factory tour will take approximately 30 minutes and is wheel chair accessible.

  • Allergies
    • Peanuts, tree nuts and other allergen producing products are made in our factory.
  • Clothing & Shoes
    • Clothing must be clean and soil free
    • Shirts must have sleeves (shoulders to be covered)
    • Enclosed toe shoes are required (no heelies)
  • Special Items
    • No smoking is permitted on the grounds or in the building
    • Backpacks, pocket books, neck lanyards may not be worn unless worn below the waist so as not to be on the shoulder
  • Food
    • No gum is permitted on the premises
    • No drinks/food are permitted in the factory area
  • Restriction
    • No touching of machinery, finished products or materials
    • You must stay with your group/tour guide at all times
    • All cell phones are to be turned off during tour
    • Anyone who appears to be ill will not be permitted on the tour
    • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult


Downtown Retail & Shop Factory

118 N. Water St
Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone - (717)392-6011
Fax - (717)392-3898
Email - miessecandies@gmail.com

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Think chocolate for your next event!
Miesse Candies offers specialty custom chocolate for weddings, corporate events, anniversary parties and other special occasions. We will fulfill your dreams in chocolate! Contact Miesse Candies for all of your special chocolate needs.