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SCHIMPFF'S CONFECTIONERY -- A TASTE OF AMERICA

March 30, 2019 12:11 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE (INDIANA) (BALBIR SINGH) 

Schimpff's Confectionery, located at Jefforsonville, Indiana, 47139, is an important part of the United States candy-making history. Founded by Gustav A Schimpff Senior in 1891, Schimpff's Confectionery, is a family-owned firm for four generations.

A visit to the extraordinary candy making Confectionery enlighten you about the "Ancient Candy Producing Heritage" history. The visitors witness use of century old machines in producing candy. The owners have constructed a wooden platform for the kids to watch the candy making procedure. After the demonstration, hot candy samples are distributed among the visitors.

Fish Candy, Horehound Drops and original Cinnamon Red Hots are the specialties of Schimpff's Confectionery. A traditional favorite hand-dipped Modjeska candy has been named after Polish-born actress Madame Helena Modjeska who performed in Louisville in 1883.Chocolate-covered caramel and pecans molded into turtle shape are the recent liked candy.

 The visitors enthusiastically see the candy makers cooking up confections on the turn-of-the-century equipment and watch exhibits of thousands of pieces of US candy memorabilia spanning more than one hundred years candy-making history.

Besides producing the tasty candy section, the building also houses retail candy store, soda fountain and demonstration area. According to the Schimpff's Confectionery information catalog, "Schimpff's comes complete with a 50's soda fountain and original tin ceiling. Jars and cases of old-fashioned candy give the visitors a taste of the past.

Fish Candy, Horehound Drops and original Cinnamon Red Hots are the specialties of Schimpff's Confectionery. A traditional favorite hand-dipped Modjeska candy has been named after Polish-born actress Madame Helena Modjeska who performed in Louisville in 1883.Chocolate-covered caramel and pecans molded into turtle shape are the recent liked candy.

One can see thousands of artifacts concerning the American candy industry in the Museum, housed in the same building. It is called a 'Living Candy Museum."

Going into the past of the Schimpff's candy factory Gustav A Schimpff Senior launched a small business on Preston Street in Louisville, Kentucky. Gustav A Schimpff Senior and his son Gustav Jr. later shifted their business to Jeffersonville, across the Ohio River, on April 11, 1891. The buildings have weathered three floods. The building on the left has been the home of Schimpff's Confectionery and four generations of the Schimpff family.The building was further expended in 2001 to add candy demonstration area and candy museum.

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