Open and family-run since 1891, Schimpff’s Confectionary is located in the historic downtown of Jeffersonville, Indiana. The store comes with the charm you would expect from one of the longest-running confectionaries in the United States. Schimpff’s offers not only candy but an experience, with a glimpse into the beginning of the shop with homemade candy demonstrations and a candy museum that holds countless candy memorabilia. The shop has a free museum tour. There is also lunch offered Monday through Saturday.
While pecan turtles are seen in many confectionaries in the U.S, the other candies are special to Schimpff’s. Red Hots have been a staple since the opening of the store in 1891, and the hard fish candies and Modjeskas are “Kentuckiana” recipes and all of these notable candies are homemade.
Schimpff’s has gained much attention over the years over national media outlets such as The Food Network, and The History Channel’s “Modern Marvels.”