Schimpff's Confectionery

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Outside of Schimpff's Confectionery

Schimpff's Confectionery is a historic candy maker, confectionery store and museum located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, within the Old Jeffersonville Historic District. It was opened in 1891 by Gustav Schimpff Sr. and Jr. at the current site, although the family has been making candy in the Louisville, Kentucky area since the 1850s. The business has remained in operation the entire time. It is most famous nationwide for its Red Hots, although it also features Modjeskas (caramel-covered marshmallows named after the Polish actress Helena Modjeska who once visited Louisville) and hard candy fish. The museum, attached to the store, features candy exhibits throughout the ages, including Hershey's and Nestlé's paraphernalia.

It was featured on the History Channel's Modern Marvels in 2006[1] and by the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana in 2004.[2] It is also noted as one of Indiana's seven "Hidden Treasures."[3]

The company is currently owned by fourth generation members Jill and Warren Schimpff and has survived the great depression and several pandemics.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "Candy". Modern Marvels. Season 12. Episode 7. February 14, 2006. History Channel.
  2. ^ "Schimpff's Confectionery Embraces History". Indiana Landmarks. December 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "City of Jeffersonville - History". City of Jeffersonville, IN. Archived from the original on 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
  4. ^ St. Angelo, Lilly (February 12, 2021). "Schimpff's Confectionary Celebrates Valentine's Day And 130 Years". WFIU.
  5. ^ Esarey, Jenna (April 11, 2016). "Schimpff's shows a sign of a different time". Louisville Courier-Journal.
  6. ^ Ghabour, Dahlia (April 27, 2020). "After Louisville chocolatiers suffer 90% loss during Easter, what's ahead for Mother's Day?". Louisville Courier-Journal.

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Coordinates: 38°16′22″N 85°44′29″W / 38.272718°N 85.741253°W / 38.272718; -85.741253