Making the drive to Dexter, KS to visit the historic Henry’s Candy Co.

Henry’s Candy Co.

Henry's Candy Co.

If you are feeling a bit of nostalgia, an old-fashioned small-town ambience, and a bunch of candy. Hop in the car and make the roughly one-hour drive to Dexter, Kansas, where you’ll find Henry’s Candy Co.. It’s home to the O’Henry candy bar and a long part of our state’s history, having been around since 1956.

I’ve been asked to visit the candy store on numerous occasions and finally made the drive out to check it out.

There’s lots of history inside, with nearly one entire wall dedicated to newspaper articles about Henry’s.

Half of the building is a candy factory, which unfortunately doesn’t run in its entirety anymore after a death in the family. While they do make some candy and chocolates on site, a lot of it is also shipped or packaged at Henry’s Candy Co. I was told, the store used to be filled with patrons lined up against their windows watching the candy be made.

I was sad that I missed out on that chance, but was glad to still stop by. There were hundreds of candies to choose from, and we made sure to pick up some fudge and assorted sour and hard candies to take with us on the drive back.

Here’s a look inside the store:

Henry's Candy Co.

Don’t forget to sign the guestbook on your way out.

Here’s a video look at Henry’s.

@wichitabyeb What classic candy shops do you know of? We made the drive to Detxer, KS to check out Henrys Candy Co. #fyp #vlog #Wichita #candy #candyshop #roadtrip ♬ Candy Shop – Instrumental – The Hit Crew

Henry’s Candy Co. is located at 121172 Highway K15, Dexter, KS 67038. For more information, check them out on Facebook.

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1 thought on “Making the drive to Dexter, KS to visit the historic Henry’s Candy Co.”

  1. My great grandmother worked at Henry’s Candies from the time it opened until she was 81 years old. Her name was Mabel Leith and she was the one who dipped the chocolates. We visit the store every Memorial Weekend when we are at the Dexter Cemetary decorating family graves. Thank you for writing this story.❤

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