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Ye Olde Pepper Companie

122 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5646
+1 978-745-2744
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Quaint, special stop.

I always stop here when I go through Salem to grab gifts for my family. The “Black Jack” molasses... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Demi R
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Quaint local candy shop

Stopped here on our day trip to Salem. Not a big shop but the chocolate turtles were very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bishman97
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Mesa, Arizona
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America's oldest continuously operating candy company, making delicious confections since 1806. Home of the famous Salem Gibralter and Blackjacks, as well as a large selection of chocolates, fudges, taffies, caramels, and an array of nostalgic treats.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest candy” (38 reviews)
“candy store” (24 reviews)
“sweet tooth” (15 reviews)
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122 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5646
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"oldest candy"
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"candy store"
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"sweet tooth"
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"milk chocolate"
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"ladies working"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always stop here when I go through Salem to grab gifts for my family. The “Black Jack” molasses stick candy is great as well as the coveted pretzels. I always buy taffy here as well. Great place to find gifts or take someone who...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our day trip to Salem. Not a big shop but the chocolate turtles were very enjoyable. Picked up some Gibraltars and Blackjacks for the kids.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great old candy company. The oldest candy store in the states. Good selection of chocolates and old time candy.

Thank ember333
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is in historical Salem the so much old architecture. The chocolates were delicious and the fudge was amazing

Thank Jo M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

‘Indulge Responsibly’ is one of their tag lines. There is humor in that. I was attracted to the store because of its name, which includes the word ‘pepper’. I am so naïve, but I am not a candy aficionado, or I would probably had known...More

Thank differentname
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The wonderful woman working the counter was a font o' knowledge and their selection is outstanding. Great fudge, backstrap molasses, and taffy.

Thank heather l
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Grew up coming here and was excited to visit after decades away. A very small space but the history and delicious confections make it worth the squeeze. I highly recommend the famous gibraltars; difficult to explain them but delicious nonetheless.

Thank ElJayDee23
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

During your journey on Salem you should go to visit this beautiful place and buy the famous worldwide candies, really irresistible! Kind and smiling sale assistant will be help to find right goodie for you. Don't forget to taste their New England Fluffy Peanut Fudge...More

Thank Marco G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by this historic candy store in Salem Massachusetts and was not disappointed with the quality of the candies! It has a little bit of everything but their snapping turtles are to die for!! I only wish the girls behind the counter were a little...More

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

While my in-laws were visiting us St Patrick's day weekend this year, we decided to do a day venture into Salem to do some sight seeing. When we were leaving the House of the Seven Gables, we noticed a candy shoppe right across the street!...More

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