Local Spotlight: Hilliards House of Candy

Posted on: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 12:16pm
Tagged with: Canton MA, Local Spotlight

Local Spotlight: Hilliards House of CandyThe instant you step inside Hilliards House of Candy in Canton, MA you know you are in chocolate heaven. For over 80 years, Hilliards has been dedicated to confection perfection and their unbelievable assortment of homemade goodies is simply astounding. Choose from chocolate truffles, turtles, fresh roasted nuts, mints, chocolate covered Oreo cookies, and so much more sugary goodness. The list is too long and too sweet for words! Whether you want to satisfy your own sweet tooth or you're looking for the perfect gift for friends or family, you won't find a more delightful offering anywhere. 

 

The candy is not the only thing that's sweet about Hilliards. Back in 1919, husband and wife, Perley and Jessie Hilliard, took a job making candy in the Priscilla Sears factory in Hyde Park. The Hilliards were immediately hooked on confection creation and in 1924 opened a candy store with the help of a business partner in Quincy, MA. After passing on the craving for chocolate to their son, Alan,  he open Hilliards Kitch-In-Vue Candy in 1950 in Easton, MA. Today, it's Perley and Jessie's granddaughter, Judy, and her husband, Charlie, that run the business. With stores in Canton MA, Hanover MA, and the original site of the Kitch-In-Vue in Easton MA, Hilliards continues the family legacy both in the real world and the virtual one. 

 

Hilliards House of Candy is located at 95 Washington Street, Village Shoppes, Cobbs Corner in Canton. Their summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Call them at 781.828.9004 or visit their site