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1956-2024 68th Anniversary!
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Earl's Candy Blog

JACK FROST NIPPING AT YOUR NOSE

It is hard to believe, but it is that time of year!
And at GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS the elves are once again busily working to serve up all of your holiday favorites!

Whether you prefer ultra-thin gourmet brittle, old-fashioned clear toy, or delicious-tasting chocolates, GROVE'S has something for everyone! The shop is fully decorated for the season, and is brimming with all kinds of goodies...including specialty gifts.

After all, we were voted Best Candy Shop in the Harrisburg area...for the second year in a row...and for very good reason!
As one customer wrote:

My husband, my twin and brother-in-law were in your store the 3rd of October when we were in Hershey for the car show. Chuck and Di had been there in August and wanted us to see your store. Wow, what a unique experience. Mr. Grove was so very very nice, and it was hard to pick what we wanted, the selection was awesome! We had such a great time, bought a lot of candy and we will be back! It is the ONLY candy store we will visit from now on when we visit Hershey! Thank you Mr. Grove, it was a pleasure! Visiting that area this weekend, hope to see you again!

A reminder... our products make great gifts...no size or color preference required!

May you and your loved ones have a blessed, holy, and delightful holiday season!

From Earl, and GROVE'S..."the other candy company in Hershey, PA"
IT'S FALL Y'ALL!
I have things to report!
 
GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS was voted BEST CANDY STORE in the Harrisburg area for the 2nd year in a row!!!
Thanks so much to everyone who cast a vote!
 
We will be a part of holiday parades in Hershey (Oct 18) and Hummelstown (Oct 30).
 
In the meantime, visit our shop at 1424 E Chocolate Avenue in Hershey.
We are so stocked with special...and new... treats for Halloween and beyond, it's downright SCARY!
 
And don't forget...it is NOT too early to make special orders for the holidays. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza are just around the corner!
 
So stop by and visit us..."the other candy company in Hershey, PA."
 
See You Soon, and Happy Hauntings! Earl
SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!
 
... And GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS is celebrating with a tremendous offering of candies for kids!
 
We have all of your little one's favorite sweets, and some new offerings...like Mermaid Lip Gloss candy, Sweet Shots, and even Fizzlerz! The shop at 1424 East Chocolate Avenue in Hershey is overflowing!
 
Of course we still have all of your favorites...like brittle, chocolate, gummies and fudge! We also have special containers available in case you need to travel with your purchases.
 
All in all, GROVE'S is a great (cool) place to bring the WHOLE family! We hope to see you there!
 
We are "the other candy company in Hershey, PA".
 
PS DON'T FORGET...VOTE FOR US as Harrisburg's best candy shop until July 16th. Details on the home page!
 
Best, Earl
Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine!
June 1, 2023
 
"Warm" greetings from GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS!
 
We are excited about baseball and outdoor concerts and picnics and ALL of the things that make the warmer weather special!
 
Unfortunately, some of our products don't care for the heat. But never fear...we have LOTS of products that do!...like fudge and gummies and popcorn to name a few! Visit our overflowing shop to experience our full line of treats.
 
We also have special weather-proof containers that will keep your purchase in pristine condition. These are great, especially if you are travelling!
 
So come see us in our air conditioned location this summer at 1424 East Chocolate Ave. We are "the other candy company in Hershey, PA."
 
Earl

NOTE: GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS will be CLOSED for renovations June 13-17.
Thanks for your patience as we make the shop perfect for you!

Springtime Already?

 

It is April again, and you know what that means...flowers and showers and bunnies! Not to mention LOTS of eggs!

 

Grove's Brittle Works has a great selection of chocolate covered eggs...not just our famous PEANUT BUTTER (best in Central PA,) but unique and wonderful flavors...like RASPBERRY CREAM, CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH, and even GREEN MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP...to name just a few!

 

The shop at 1424 East Chocolate Ave is also overflowing with all kinds of Easter basket treats.
You need to see it to believe it!

 

So hop on over to Grove's, and take care of everyone on your list.

 

We are "the other candy company in Hershey, PA."

Sending Lots of Love

Thanks to all of Grove's awesome customers who made Valentine's Day so special!!!

We had a love-ly holiday, and we hope you did too...
although including Grove's candies makes any celebration an extra sweet one!

There's only time for a deep breath before we get ready for the Bunny...with our famous peanut butter eggs, and many other Spring treats that you won't be able to resist.

So come back again soon!

Grove's Brittle Works at 1424 East Chocolate Ave is "the other candy company in Hershey PA"

Love is in the Air at the Brittle Works!
Grove's Brittle Works 
"LOVES" Valentine's Day! (pardon the pun)

If you have seen our most recent tv commercial, you know that our shop at 1424 East Chocolate Avenue in Hershey is all decked out for the holiday!

Hearts abound...chocolate, clear toy, marshmallow...
We have the biggest selection of VALENTINE confections you have ever seen! Some are even packaged in hearts...very difficult to find!


But first and foremost, try our handmade, ultra-juicy and ultra-delicious CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES!


Folks travel for miles to get their hands on this delicacy because they know our strawberries are the best! In fact, our strawberries are so in demand that we suggest you CALL AND PRE-ORDER THEM (717.533.7156) BEFORE FEBRUARY 9TH. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that they will be here for you.

There are many people in your life that you love...or at least appreciate! Give them all the gift of GROVE'S!


We are "the other candy company in Hershey, PA"

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wishing you and yours a great and healthy one!

Thanks for a wonderful holiday season! We hope you are enjoying it, and our products. Our customers are GROVE'S greatest asset...YOU ROCK! It is because of you that we were voted "best candy store" in the Harrisburg area!

As GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS gets ready for Valentine's Day, come visit! We still have all of your favorites!
It doesn't have to be a holiday to treat yourself or your loved ones!

We are located at 1424 East Chocolate Ave, and we are "the other candy company in Hershey, PA."

See you soon, Earl

My Favorite Things...


We all have them...favorite things that is.
I know that GROVE'S CANDIES is one of yours!

So come to our shop at
1424 East Chocolate Avenue in Hershey, and select something delicious from a feast of home-made,
hand-made, delectable holiday treats.

And if you still haven't tasted one of our many brittles...well let's just say they are guaranteed to make your favorites list this and every year!

By the way, be sure to check out our new tv commercial...you'll see the shop in FULL holiday bloom... and stay tuned for information on our recent tv appearance on GOOD MORNING, PA!

Remember, sweet treats make great gifts...no size required...for everyone on your holiday list!

And in the midst of all of the hustle and bustle, don't lose sight of the real reason for the season!

Wishing you and your loved ones the
Merriest of Holidays!

From Earl, and Everyone at GROVE'S,
"the other candy company in Hershey PA"

 

SPOOKY!


Hi all of you candy-fans!

It's that special time of the year again...fall! There are many wonderful things associated with the season, but we hope that GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS is your number one!

Our shop at 1424 East Chocolate Avenue in Hershey is BRIMMING with all of your fall favorites...homemade brittles (of many flavors), apples, jellies, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate!

And if you are looking for Halloween specialties, look no further. Our Halloween treats are "spook-tacularly" delicious...and unique. Come check them out!

Also, MARK YOUR CALENDARS for October 15th! That's the day we will be a part of Hershey PA's CHOCTOBERFEST. Not only will we have some of your favorite GROVE'S treats available, we will also have caramel and red candy apples, AND we will be making fresh roasted nuts at the site. WOW!!!! WHAT AN AROMA...De-lish! Hope to see you there!

But before we go, let me remind you that Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are not far off! It is not too early to order any specialty items, baskets, corporate gifts, etc for those occasions...we are more than happy to oblige!

So have a Great Pumpkin...I mean a Great Fall!


Earl

LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER

August 8,2022


Hello to everyone! We hope that you are enjoying your summer!

Here at GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS, we are still working...albeit a tad slower...on bringing you delectable treats that will make your summer sweet!

Choose from items that won't melt...like gummies or popcorn or fudge or jellies (yes, we make home made jellies!) OR take along all of your favorites in our special weather-proof containers. No matter what your cravings, GROVE'S can satisfy them!

Come visit us in our air-conditioned location at 1424 East Chocolate Avenue. We are "the other candy company in Hershey, PA."

Best, Earl

Hippity-Hoppity, Easter's On The Way!

Well it is April...time to think about flowers and showers and...
GROVE'S CANDIES!

That's right, EASTER is just a couple of weeks away!!!!

GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS at 1424 East Chocolate Avenue is brimming with bunnies and eggs (our peanut butter eggs are the best in Central PA) and ALL KINDS of goodies that are PERFECT for your Easter basket.

But be a hare... not a tortoise!

These handmade treats won't last long...and when they are gone, well...that's it!

So come visit "the other candy company in Hershey, PA"...and do it SOON! We are Easter Bunny Approved!

EARL

PS. Don't forget to tune into GOOD DAY PA on April 11th @10am to see us featured! (ABC TV channel 27)

Lights...Camera... GROVE'S!

We are going to be on TV!!!

You heard right...Amy Kehm of ABC 27's GOOD DAY PA (and her team) were in the GROVE'S CANDY SHOP to shoot an upcoming Easter segment...and WE WILL BE FEATURED !

We had a lovely time during the shooting. Amy is very down to earth, and a great host of the show! Her team is professional and kind. Customers were coming in and out of the shop while we were taping, and many recognized Amy. Everyone ate our candy, and of course, happiness was everywhere.

But what else would you expect? GROVE'S CANDIES ALWAYS bring a smile to your face! And Easter in our shop means an extraordinary selection of treats!

Anyway, THE SHOW WILL AIR ON APRIL 11th. After it airs, we will put the whole show on our Facebook page.

All in all, it was an exciting day here at Grove's, "the other candy company in Hershey PA."

Glad to share it with you, Earl

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Today is March 1st, which means that Spring...which starts March 20th...will soon be "hopping" into our lives!

Spring means:
Warm weather...
Flowers in bloom...
Bunnies and chicks...


...and CANDY!!!

At GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS, we are filling our shelves to overflowingwith all of the treats that you love best at this time of the year! Words just don't do it justice! You need to see it to believe it!

And if you haven't tried our HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER EGGS, you must! They are the best around, and they won't last long!

Our shop is at 1424 East Chocolate Avenue in Hershey, PA. We are "the other candy company in Hershey, PA"

 

Hippity Hoppity, Earl

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET

January 27th, 2022

 

Happy New Year! Hope you are happy and HEALTHY!

We at GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS are busy getting ready for
Valentine's Day...a time when sweetness is an important word!

Remember...Valentine's Day should be a celebration of anyone that you love or care about:
...a relative
...a friend
...a caregiver
...a teacher
...a health provider
...a service provider

GROVE'S has gifts of all types and prices for.. whomever.
From chocolate covered strawberries, to conversation hearts (they are hard to find), to heart boxes full of chocolate (when they are gone, they are gone,) to all of our "regular" inventory, we have something for EVERYONE!

Let me remind you about the advantages of giving the gift of a sweet treat this holiday...
You don't need to know a size, or a color preference
You don't have to spend a lot
It doesn't have to be red to be desirable
Everyone will be on a dietary splurge for Valentine's!

So hurry into GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS at 1424 E Chocolate Avenue in Hershey before our delicious home-made treats are gone! And in this world climate, that won't be long!!!

We are "the other candy company in Hershey, PA."

Lots of Love and Hugs, Earl

"Oh Come Let Us Adore Him"

December 9th 2021

 

Ok let's face it...JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.
Period.
That's what's most important.
Also of great significance is being with, and treasuring, the people you love.

That being said, we would still like you to make GROVE'S a special part of your Christmas tradition!
Our elves have been (and continue to be) very busy getting our shop at 1424 EAST CHOCOLATE AVE in Hershey overflowing with all of your
home-made, hand-made, family-made holiday favorites. It is like a greatest hits of all of our most beloved products! You need to see it to believe it! (Plus it is so darned CUTE!)

C'mon...you know you need stocking stuffers...house-guest gifts...and just gifts in general. So support small businesses, and visit us..."the other candy company in Hershey, PA."

We thank you SOOOOO much for your patronage, and wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

CHRISTMAS.

"It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"...

November 11th 2021

 

BUT WAIT!


There is a very important holiday that comes first...THANKSGIVING!

In the midst of pandemics, and race tensions, and political differences, we still have MANY reasons to be thankful...most especially, for our loved ones, and for the freedoms that we still enjoy in the USA.

We are often visiting other homes over the Thanksgiving holiday. Be sure that you don't go empty handed! Take them something from GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS!
We have many specialty (homemade) items that make a perfect gift. And we can create a one-of-a-kind basket /container that is very holiday friendly!
Pick out several goodies, and we'll do the rest.

So don't gloss over Thanksgiving...and don't make it about getting ready for Black Friday!

Be genuinely thankful...eat lots of turkey...and have lots of GROVE'S CANDY on hand!

We are "the other candy company in Hershey, PA", located at 1424 East Chocolate Ave.

Happy Turkey Day!!!

BOO! (ok...it is just me!)

October 2021

 

I trust you are having a Spooktacular Fall!
It's a great time of year isn't it? I LOVE it!
Friday night football games, town fairs, pumpkins and apples and cider...and don't forget...BRITTLE!

I hope you will make GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS an important part of your fall celebrations.
Whether you need a treat to take to the game, or have a craving for a caramel apple, or are preparing your household for Halloween, we have it ALL!

So visit our store at 1424 East Chocolate Avenue.
We are filled to the brim with the "sweetness" you deserve.

When it comes to a trick or a treat...no contest!!!
At GROVE'S, a treat wins every time!!!

Happy Halloween from Earl, and Grove's Brittle Works
The Other Candy Co in Hershey PA

'Tis the Season(s)

September 1st, 2021

 

I can't believe it is already September! Where did the summer go? We are back-to-school...finally...and navigating what it means to live in a post-pandemic world!

Though there is still some hot weather coming, I am sure,
GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS is gearing up for its busiest time of the year: Halloween, then Christmas.

Stop by 1424 East Chocolate Ave frequently to see what we are cooking up for these huge "candy-friendly" holidays!

Sure you can go to some big box store...but you won't get the kind of love poured into every bite that we give to our products. Nor will you get the kind of personalized attention that we can offer!

So support local business...in this case, the other candy store in Hershey, PA!
Come to GROVE'S BRITTLE WORKS!

Happy Memorial Day!

May 29th, 2021

 

A Happy Memorial Day to you and yours! As we celebrate, we remember those who gave so much...some their life...so that we can enjoy the incredible freedoms we have in America. "Thank you" seems extremely inadequate.

Memorial Day also marks the beginning of a special season...one of beaches and barbecues and being outdoors, all especially welcome this year. We can't wait to be outside again, and to visit...IN PERSON...with our loved ones!

But don't be fooled by the warmer weather!

GROVE'S is OPEN FOR BUSINESS, and we have lots of treats that are "summer appropriate".
From homemade caramel popcorn to sweet creamy chocolates to gourmet coconut slices and more, Grove's can still satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you are feasting at home, or while on vacation, or even while you are travelling, you deserve the best...that's GROVE'S!

So make GROVE'S CANDIES at 1624 East Chocolate Avenue in Hershey PA part of this special season!!! And be sure to hug on your loved ones...
Now you can!

Best From a Flag-Wavin' American,
Earl Grove

Grove's Candies Go International...

Thanks to our Troops!!!!

March 26th, 2021

 

Imagine my utter shock and surprise when I received a call from Afghanistan! It was from an American soldier who is stationed there. Imagine!

When I was done saluting, I heard his request:

Could I please create an Easter basket for his wife? It would be picked up and delivered by his wife's sister who is local. He said that he sent her some of our candies last year and it made her cry!

Moral of the story? There are several:

Grove's Candies are tasty enough to be thought about across the globe.

Grove's Candies become a family tradition.

Grove's Candies are so good, they make people cry. Well that and other things...

So now, "local person", you have no excuse!
Visit our shop at 1424 East Chocolate Ave in Hershey, and try our homemade, handmade candies. You won't be sorry. You may cry...you may salute!

From the other candy company in Hershey, PA,
Earl

March 3rd, 2021

 

Thanks to all of you for making the Valentine's season such a hit!

We did some things wrong...and we learned A LOT. You'll see some changes implemented for the next holiday.

BUT, judging by your response, we did many more things right! YAY US!

Our chocolate strawberries were the most in demand. Did you know that there was a severe cold snap in Florida that caused a scarcity of strawberries? Fortunately, I ordered mine back in December which meant I was high on the list to get the best available...And if you saw them you know my persistence paid off!

Now that Valentine's day is behind us...although it seems that the snow is not...we are busy getting ready for the Easter season. As you know, this time of year is long associated with chocolate and candy!

GROVE'S CANDIES at 1424 East Chocolate Ave has the best homemade eggs (peanut butter and others, to be discussed in future blogs) and Custom made Easter baskets and of course lots and lots and lots of chocolate bunnies!

Be sure to "hop on over " soon to see the shop redecorated in its Easter finery.
I am sure you will leave with many goodies to fill your Easter baskets!

And stay tuned to my blog to hear more about all of our delicious homemade eggs!

Best, Earl

Tom Brady, Wow! 

February 10th, 2021

 

Whether you love to love him or you love to dislike him, you have to admire him. 43 years old and still a (7 time) Super Bowl-winning quarterback! It's like he is a superhero!

Tom Brady reminds me of my mom.


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No, she doesn't play football. But she...Mildred... is 93 years old and still is very involved in the GROVE'S CANDY business. She has been for over 65 years!

Mildred works in the shop and helps make and package the homemade candy...wearing a mask, of course! (Before the pandemic, she could also be found at water aerobics or working out or at physical therapy, or...) The (secret) recipe for Grove's famous ultra-thin hand and homemade brittle came from mom's family. My dad used to joke "I only married your mother to get the brittle recipe!"

It was always Mildred's dream to have a candy shop, and that dream came true.

So the next time you come to Grove's Candies...at 1424 East Chocolate Ave... say "hi" to my mom. Talking to customers is her favorite part of the day!

And be sure to try one of our brittles...you have never tasted anything like it! They are ultra thin and ultra delicious.

Earl Grove

Superbowl Sunday 2021!

February 7th, 2021

 

As I sit here looking at the snow...and (I am so sorry) not getting ready for the Super Bowl... I am reminded of the incredible service of so many during these times:

First responders, doctors, nurses, medical personnel who put their lives and their families' at risk to take care of others.

Teachers who have found new and innovative ways to keep our students learning.

Delivery folks have kept everything coming. Retail workers have continued to stock shelves...and clean, clean, clean.

I could go on. So many people are rising to the occasion of this pandemic.

I believe there is more good than bad out there...we just don't hear about the good like we should!

GROVE'S encourages you to use this Valentine season to say "THANK YOU!", (not just "I love you") to someone in your life who has given so much.

Something sweet is a great way to do that, especially for someone you don't know well. WHY? Because you don't have to know what they already have, their size, or the color or their home, or...!

Happy Football!

 

The Entire Grove Family

Valenines Day 2021!

January 21st, 2021

 

ALL YOU NEED  IS LOVE.

 

Let me remind you...You don't need to have a valentine..at least not one in the "traditional" sense...in order to observe Valentine's Day! We all have someone(s) in our life whom we love, adore, and/or appreciate. Make this holiday about celebrating them, not because some card company says you should, but because you don't tell special people how special they are nearly enough! 

 

And of course nothing says "I love you" quite like candy does! Sweets for the sweet...and all that. 

 

GROVE'S CANDIES has something for your every sweetheart...whether its chocolate-dipped long stemmed strawberries, homemade marshmallows hearts, chocolate marshmallow bombs, or red heart boxes full of our artisan gourmet chocolates. GROVE'S has been the "other candy company in Hershey" for over 60 years. Most of our candies are home and hand made and our shop is adorable...and OPEN for business! Please support us! 

 

When the Beatles penned ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, they didn't know that a pandemic was in our future. Now that we are in the midst of one, these words have never rung so true. We can get through this together...with love from above and love for each other. 

 

So love on someone today...make a phone call, write a text or email, donate to a food bank, volunteer for an old age home, do something kind to a first-responder, patronize small businesses. 

 

Most especially, tell someone you love them...and do it with something sweet ;) 
 

 

The Entire Grove Family

Happy New Year 2021!

January 13th, 2021

 

It is with NO sadness that we say goodbye to 2020! I am sure everyone feels this way as it was a very difficult year!

 

So many people and businesses were hurt and GROVES CANDIES was no different. It was only in the last week that our wonderful and faithful customers supported our small business and took us from the RED and into the BLACK!

 

Thank you for your support and trust in GROVES CANDIES. Our hope is to see 2021 continue to grow and restore all things lost. We are working on new candies for you in 2021.

 

As each season brings us new challenges, be reminded what we came through together and hope for brighter days. I know we will help make them much sweeter for everyone!

 

Happy New Year!!

 

The Entire Grove Family

Where to Find Us:

 

Grove Brittle Works

1424 East Chocolate Avenue

Hershey, PA 17033


Phone: 1 (717) 533-7156

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What's New

 

Grove's Candies has now added their delicious creamy chocolate candy to their list of products that now can be ordered on our product catalog. If there is something you want...please call and ask. We just might have it!!

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