Gardners Candies was founded in 1897 by a sixteen-year-old boy named James "Pike" Gardner in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. The young entrepreneur operated out of a small store in downtown Tyrone. Pike later added a horse-drawn wagon so that he could transport and sell candy, popcorn, and peanuts at local fairs and carnivals.
Gardners Candies grew over the years by expanding its product line to satisfy customer needs. Our stellar reputation is built upon quality products at affordable prices and a commitment to customer satisfaction.
Today, Gardners Candies has 10 retail stores in Pennsylvania. Gardners Candies Stores are beautifully decorated with taste-tempting candies that some have described as "simply out of this world."
Gardners Candies is over 100 years old and credits its success to Pike's philosophy of giving customers rich quality products and great service and striving to make the best even better. We take pride in celebrating over a century of providing pleasure, quality, and happy experiences for candy lovers the world over.
Visit our ice cream parlor, candy store, and candy museum, at our Tyrone location, which has become a destination stop for friends, family, and tour buses that visit Tyrone or live in the surrounding area.