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Ye Olde Pepper Companie

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Address: 122 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5646
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+1 978-745-2744
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Canday yas please

Tons of options here! So many i bought a box of assorted chocolates. It's one of the oldest candy stores in the country supposedly so needless to say my expectations were high... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ericka R
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic shop - America's oldest candy companie. Great choice of candy as you'd expect, but very pricey for what you get and felt like they were taking advantage of their history. Worth a quick visit but not worth buying anything

Thank MyBlueSoul
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tons of options here! So many i bought a box of assorted chocolates. It's one of the oldest candy stores in the country supposedly so needless to say my expectations were high regarding this shoppe. It was good chocolate vs. what I refer to as water chocolate.....you know like when you make hot cocoa with water vs. milk? Water being... More 

Thank Ericka R
Holland Patent, New York
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat to visit the country's oldest candy store. It is a small store, but it is filled with beautiful tempting treats. The staff was friendly and helpful, explaining candies that I had not seen before. I purchased butter creams and maple creams to bring home to my brothers. They enjoyed them so much. I also bought their specialties--black... More 

Thank Kathleen H
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after a 7 gables tour... super cute... it's expensive just like most chocolate places but kind of a "must experience" .... the lady working was very nice and helpful though... we got down with the tour 5 minutes until they closed and she stayed open for us... very nice of her 😊

Thank Christina B
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure if it's really the oldest candy store in America, but the chocolate is sooo good. There was a whole display of so many different kinds of chocolates, and very reasonably priced as well. Try the ice cream drops! Yummm. Perfect little sweet pick me up for wandering Salem.

Thank alissa216
Westhampton, New York
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small candy store with some unique types of candy. The candy was delicious but very expensive. Not many choices for inexpensive candy.

Thank Retiredtraveler56
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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153 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply stated we purchased chocolates here and they were delicious! I was also pleasantly surprised that it wasn't super expensive. We each ordered a couple pieces and all were great. Only complaint is that the place claims to be the oldest in USA, we have been to the oldest in England and it seemed really old, this one did not... More 

Thank PurpleMN
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80 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stopped here after the House of Seven Gables because it's literally across the street. The staff was helpful and answered all our questions about the sassafras candy (it's a combo of root beer and spearmint), the Gibraltars (they're made the same way they always have been), and the gummy candy (the only thing not made on-site). The Blackjacks (molasses... More 

Thank Bonnycate
Nova Scotia, Canada
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The products here are delicious and beautiful. We all bought something and we all enjoyed it. We're going back for a second visit, which says a lot, since we live 6 hours away! It's in a great location, it's so cute, everyone was very nice.

Thank Jerika C
Brooklyn, New York
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809 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

So My husband and I saw a line out the door for this place, and I have to admit, we were pretty much fooled into coming here because of that. Now, candies are not really our thing. Not that we dislike candies, but we more prefer baked goods or ice cream. The line got us! While we were waiting in... More 

Thank Jvalliant

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