New England Local Businesses

As a small, local business ourselves, Lee's Candy Kitchen is a proud supporter of others near and far. We love our home state of New Hampshire, but we understand our state is only so big. We spread our love across New England to support as many local businesses as possible. We thank all of our vendors for the unique, homemade, and high quality products, along with the great relationships we have built over the years. 

Winfrey’s Fudge & Chocolates

Located in Rowley, Massachusetts, Winfrey’s Fudge & Chocolates has been a long-time favorite chocolate company since 1979. Winfrey’s is a second-generation family run business and has continued to grow over the years. Using old fashioned techniques and family secret recipes, they make a wide selection of gourmet chocolates with quality that’s hard to beat.

Hall Apiaries

Hall Apiaries is a local bee keeping business that is located in Plainfield, New Hampshire. Although the jarring of honey happens in Plainfield, the honey is collected from northern New Hampshire and Vermont where the honey bees live and travel around. Their honey bee colonies are managed without the use of harmful chemicals or treatments of any kind.

Dante Confections

Dante Confections is a generational, family owned business located in North Billerica, Massachusetts. They specialize in gourmet, Italian style chocolates including turtles, truffles, bars, clusters and more. The most popular of their chocolates is the amazing truffles, with a smooth egg shape and beautiful handmade designs for the individual flavors.

Mike’s of Maine

Mike’s of ME is a local, generational family business located in Presque Isle, ME. They pickle and jar a multitude of favorite products using locally sourced produce. They’re homemade pickled eggs, green beans, garlic and more are top tier in our opinion.

 

Just Maple

Just Maple specializes in homemade maple products. Located in Tilton, New Hampshire, they are a generational, family-owned local business. Sourcing their own maple syrup, they make amazing maple candies, syrup, sugars, cream, and more!

CB Stuffer

Located in Swampscott, Massachusetts, CB Stuffer is a generational family run business. They are very family oriented, and it’s not uncommon to see members of the family helping out making the chocolates. They make some of the biggest peanut butter cups you can find on the market, and not only that, but they also come in a wide variety of fun flavors. CB Stuffer is proud to be members of the New England Retailers Confectioners Association, National Specialty Food Trade Association, Retail Association of MA, and North Shore Chamber of Commerce.

 

Taza Chocolate

Located in Somerville, Massachusetts, Taza Chocolates specializes in vegan chocolates. They practice stone grinding of cocoa which brings the strong chocolate flavors out in the chocolate. They have a wide range of dark chocolate percentages to choose from, and even have a milk chocolate option using almond milk for those who prefer a sweeter treat. Taza’s chocolate is also organic, Direct Trade Certified Cacao, Gluten Free, Non GMO, and Soy free. 

Queen Bee’s Kitchen LLC

Located in Bristol, New Hampshire, Queen Bee’s Kitchen LLC is a woman owned, small, local business that makes exquisite, jarred goods. Preserves include a variety of jams, jellies, salsas, and more. Their menu is based on seasonal ingredients to ensure the best and most flavor possible.

 

Port City Pretzel

Located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Port City Pretzel makes amazing pretzels in various flavors. They are 100% women owned business, and proud to be WBENC and WOSB certified. The pretzel recipe they have was inspired by politicians and pioneers, Mary Dondero and Eileen Foley. Port City Pretzel is also proud to be able to say that the majority of their staff is disabled, and that  they “are radically inclusive. We believe great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere.” (https://portcitypretzels.com/pages/our-people)

Jed’s Maple

Located in Derby, Vermont, Jed’s Maple is a local, 6th generation, family-oriented business. As their family has grown, so has their business. Jed’s Maple has a wide variety of maple treats, including hard maple candies that are a fan favorite in our store! Jed’s Maple is proud to follow organic guidelines, and to be one of the first maple farms to be apart of the Audubon Bird Friendly Maple Program that provided sanctuary to local nesting songbirds.

 

Bixby & Co.

Bixby Chocolates are located in Rockland, ME. They specialize in both vegan and non-vegan chocolates and snacks. Bixby is a local, woman owned family business that has grown greatly over the years, becoming well known allover ME. Their products are gluten free, Non GMO, and Rainforest Alliance Certified for Cocoa.

 

Vermont Nut Free

Vermont Nut Free has a dedicated peanut and tree nut free facility that specializes in chocolates, candies, snacks, and more! They are located in Colchester, Vermont and their goal is to make delicious, quality chocolate that people with nut allergies can eat worry free.

 

Deathwish Coffee Co.

Located in Round Lake, New York, Deathwish Coffee Co. specializes in extremely strong, highly caffeinated coffee. Their coffee has over double the amount of caffeine as a regular cup of coffee. Using a signature blend and roasting method, their coffee is very strong but never bitter. Deathwish Coffee is also USDA Organic and has Fair Trade Coffee Beans.

 

North Wood Animal Treats

Found in Keene, New Hampshire, North Wood Animal Treats is a small, local business that makes organic, homemade treats for your pets. Using all natural ingredients, their treats come in flavors your pets just can’t resist.

 

Mad Gabs

Mad Gabs was started by a young girl named Gabrielle who created a lip balm recipe and started making it in her kitchen. Starting as a one women show, her business blossomed in a widely successful company well known throughout the state of Maine and beyond. Mad Gabs is located in Yarmouth, Maine is a proud women owned business, products are 100% natural, and 98% organic.

If you don't find what you are craving in our online shop,
please come visit us at the store or give us a call at 603.279.5175

 

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