Gardners Candies was founded in 1897 by a sixteen-year-old boy named James "Pike" Gardner in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. The young entrepreneur operated out of a small store in downtown Tyrone. Pike later added a horse-drawn wagon so that he could transport and sell candy, popcorn and peanuts at local fairs and carnivals.
Gardners Candies grew over the years by expanding its product line to satisfy customer needs. Our stellar reputation is built upon quality products at affordable prices and a commitment to customer satisfaction.
Today, Gardners Candies has 10 retail stores in Pennsylvania. Gardners Candies Stores are beautifully decorated with taste-tempting candies that some have described as "simply out of this world."
Gardners creates candy-filled trays, baskets and collector tins decorated and wrapped for elegant presentation. As a special service to our customers, we will mail anywhere, and gift-wrapping is free.
Gardners is famous for the Original Peanut Butter Meltaway®, a creamy, smooth peanut butter dipped in rich chocolate. Many have tried, but none can duplicate the Gardners family recipe.
Gardners Candies is over 100 years old and credits its success to Pike's philosophy of giving customers rich quality products and great service, and striving to make the best even better. We take pride in celebrating over a century of providing pleasure, quality and happy experiences for candy lovers the world over.
Visit our ice cream parlor, candy store and candy museum, at our Tyrone location, that has become a destination stop for friends, family and tour buses that visit Tyrone or live in the surrounding area.
Gardners Candies Ice Cream Parlor and Candy Museum
30 W. 10th St
Tyrone, Pa 16686
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:30am to 9pm
Sunday 1pm to 9pm.