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Old Kentucky Chocolates

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Address: 450 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1807
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+1 800-786-0579

Old Kentucky Candies has been making candy in the Bluegrass for more than...

Old Kentucky Candies has been making candy in the Bluegrass for more than 40 years and is best known for its delicious Bourbon Chocolates and Bourbon Cherries, both made with 100-proof Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon. Operation Hours: Open year-round. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tours given Monday thru Thursday, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Call ahead.

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Nice traditional and unique chocolates

When we visited Lexington, this shop was a sweet surprise. After tasting the free samples, we bought several things. All were yummy! It's good quality chocolate. They have quite a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

When we visited Lexington, this shop was a sweet surprise. After tasting the free samples, we bought several things. All were yummy! It's good quality chocolate. They have quite a selection: all the traditional chocolate combinations, plus some unique ones like chocolate covered potato chips sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt (one of the items we bought to take home). They... More 

Thank oumabdulaziz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This little Shop will delight you with a huge selection of wonderful chocolate... This is a great stop for gifts and treats. We loved the frozen grapes dipped in dark chocolate!!

Thank Cornelia K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Just a fun side trip while in the area. Local, family owned business - definitely call ahead to book the tour time you want - they do fill up. Guide was delightful and the chocolate was actually really very good.

1 Thank Amy R
Dayton, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Stopped in here to try the bourbon chocolates. The whole store smelled delicious when we walked in but I'm glad they had free samples. We were not impressed with the flavor of the chocolate at all.

Thank littlemissjelly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Happened to come in just in time for afternoon tour. Watching chocolates being made was great. Staff were extremely friendly. So many samples....delicious!!!!

Thank Tawna w
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I stop here every time I'm in Lexington. This place has the best bourbon balls/bourbon truffles in Kentucky. They're amazing. I just tried their bourbon cherries the last time I went in and they were also amazing. Plus, you need to try their chocolate covered potato chips and their chocolate dipped grapes.

1 Thank Mary H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Black Forest Bourbon Truffles are the best bourbon chocolate that I have tasted. I like the crushed cherry aged 6 months in bourbon and the fact that the center is dark chocolate as well and not a white butter/confectioners sugar mixture as most all bourbon chocolates have. OKC give FULL size samples. I have found them easy to work... More 

Thank Elise B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Fabulous store and factory. The samples were fresh and delicious. Delightful tour guide with interesting facts and fun stories.

Thank LJ C
Irvine, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Went to this place for a tour and we were not disappointed. Very pleasant and the tour was very interesting. Didn't realize how many chocolates they sell. Got the whole story of where coco beans comes from and how the variety of chocolates are made. And yes, we had plenty of samples!

Thank Christine F
Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This place rocks! They've been rolling out some of the best chocolates and candies for as long as I can remember. Took my teens and a tween for their complimentary tour, which was pretty cool even for adults! Plenty of samples and chocolate covered strawberries were in season - winning! Lol The bourbon candies/truffles/cherries are all outstanding and the chocolate... More 

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