Skip to Main Content

Oliver's Candies

585-343-5888
211 W. Main Street
Batavia, NY

Hours of Operation

Everyday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed Christmas and Easter

The award-winning Oliver’s Candies has been a Genesee County institution for generations. Stop by year-round to try some of their locally famous sponge candy or their celebrated glazed cashews or hostess squares! This sweet-smelling, fine quality candy shop is filled with all kinds of tasty treats and custom gifts including chocolate! All of their creations are hand-made. They even have their own ice cream parlor!

Chalets are an uncommon sight in Western New York (being indigenous to Switzerland and all). So when you spot something like a big alpine lodge along the roadside in Batavia, you’ll know you’ve arrived at Oliver’s.  This architectural tip o’ the cap is absolutely apropos.

Like the Swiss people, Oliver’s carries a fanatical flame for its milk chocolate mistress. All throughout the year, cocoa beans are sniffed, snubbed, or selected; then the lucky few are coaxed into small batches of melty choco-love. The end results are noir nuggets so fresh that supermarket specimens simply need not apply.  

Though the inside of Oliver’s is decidedly utilitarian, don’t underestimate the pleasure of the old factory experience. Fruits and caramels, creams and nuts—if it can be dipped, it adds to the rich symphony of smells. Yet somehow the air stays light—like the honeycomb center of the store’s famed sponge candy. If you’re not familiar with these little pillows of perfection (they’re a Western New York delicacy), try them here where they’ve been refining the recipe since 1932.

Oliver’s also offers a Technicolor jamboree of other toothsome treats including licorice, gummies, fruit slices, and suckers. In the warmer months there’s hard ice cream and frozen custard.

 

Preparing for Holiday Gatherings

The holiday season is upon us! Soon we will be gathered with our families, embracing the holiday spirit with joy and, of course, ample food and drinks. As cheerful as this sounds, it doesn’t come without its stressful moments in preparation.  Plan ahead for those holiday gatherings with these…

Read the article

Pumpkin Spice Love in Genesee County

Fall is officially underway in Genesee County... You can feel it in the air and see it in the trees. But most importantly, you can taste it in the pumpkin spice! Whether it's a hot pumpkin spice latte or a cold dish of pumpkin spice ice cream, Genesee County has all the pumpkin spice to have you…

Read the article

Cupid Called: He wants you to shop small for your Valentine!

Want to impress your Valentine this year? Don’t buy the last, sad bunch of roses at the supermarket, or a box of drug-store chocolates - the perfect gift can be found at our local retailers! Check out these ideas for some “shop-small” inspiration: Jewelry Valle Jeweler's | Jackson Street,…

Read the article

A Holiday Shopping Adventure: Shop Small This Season

When the leaves start to show their vibrant fall colors, and the air has a chill, you know the holiday season is right around the corner! If your visit to the area happens to overlap with the holidays, you can find a gift for everyone on your list in the small shops on our quaint Main…

Read the article

What's Nearby

 
Get your FREE Genesee County

Vacation Planner

Stay Connected

Sign up for our FREE email Newsletter