Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle
1956-2024 68th Anniversary!
1956-202468th Anniversary!

Welcome to Grove's Brittle Works



was voted 
BEST CANDY SHOP 2023 in the PA capital area...

*for the second year in a row!*


Thanks so much to everyone who cast a vote for us! YOU ROCK!



MILDRED REBECCA WILLIAMS GROVE, known as "MILLIE"... or "the candy lady in purple"... to her customers, entered into the presence of her Lord on Jan 28, 2024.  She was 95.  


A viewing is scheduled for 6-8pm Friday, Feb 2, and a viewing is scheduled from 11:30am-12pm on Saturday, Feb 3, with a memorial service immediately following the viewing (12pm). 

Both will be at Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, Areba Ave., in Hershey, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 4305 Winthrop Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17112.


Mildred was born in Mechanicsburg, PA, on Dec. 16, 1928 to Blanche K. and Claude Manly Williams.  She was a member of the Mechanicsburg Church of God and attended Mechanicsburg High School.  After graduation, she worked at the Bell Telephone Company in Harrisburg in the map department, until she married Evan Eugene Grove, of Hershey, in 1949.  She and Evan raised a family of 3 children: David Eugene (Sarah), of Juneau, AK; Karen Irene, of Elizabethtown; and Earl Ellis,(candyman) of Hershey.


Mildred was cofounder, along with Evan, of Groves' Brittle Works, a family-run candy company in Hershey.  They started the business in 1956, initially to raise funds for the Heifer Project (, a mission program.  In recent years, while she was still able, she continued her involvement with the candy business, where she frequently greeted the general public and waited on customers.


She was a long-time member of Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, where she was very active in a ministry of music.  She had a lyric soprano voice, and sang-- frequently performing solos-- in the Sr. Choir, and a women's ensemble choir.  She particularly enjoyed working with children, and frequently directed the Jr. Choir.  A lifelong musician, in recent years Mildred also sang in the Voice of Palmyra choral group.  Mildred taught Sunday School classes for many years, as well as hosted a chapter of the Child Evangelism Fellowship's "Good News Clubs" in her home.


Mildred was also an award-winning sales rep for World Book Encyclopedia for about 10 years.


Mildred is survived by her children, a brother, Dr. Claude Manly Williams (ret.), of Media, and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces & nephews, and great grand nieces & nephews, of various locations around the U.S. and the world.

Grove's Candies Inc


(Hershey Pa's "other" candy company)

We specialize in homemade, high quality, deluxe brittles & confections!  Our company has decades of experience creating gourmet ultra thin brittle from a secret family recipe.  The brittles we create are unmatched by anyone in the United States!  We have created many flavors for your many occasions. Please browse our site often as we are always working on new flavors for your every occasion and season.

Our famous Gourmet Ultra-Thin Brittle is made the old fashioned way! Since 1956, our family has been making homemade chocolates for your pleasure! We have been serving Hershey, Harrisburg, Lebanon, York and surrounding areas for over 60 years. We truly enjoy making candy and love feeding happy mouths! We are always adding new recipes of delicious candies to bounce your taste buds around. Stop by and try some samples of what Grove's is cooking up next!

This was our first sign and was hand painted by a neighbor of our parents in 1956.

The first sign hangs in our Hershey Shop today! Reminding us that it all started with peanuts and a unmatched recipe!

Original Recipe Ultra Thin Peanut Brittle Original Recipe Ultra Thin Peanut Brittle
Chocolate Webbed Ultra Thin Peanut Brittle Chocolate Webbed Ultra Thin Peanut Brittle
Ultra Thin Cranberry Walnut Brittle Ultra Thin Cranberry Walnut Brittle

Try our Brand New Gourmet Brittle

It will make your tastebuds go crazy for more...


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