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OUR HISTORY

Our historic business was established in Downtown Martinsville in 1919, by the greek immigrant Jimmy Zapapas. Jimmy produced candy canes, divinity, jellies, and many other mouth-watering sweet treats for 45 years. Though Jimmy is no longer with us, his original recipes have been passed down from owner to owner, including Elvis Ham, Ken Addington, Bob & Karen Boyce, and current owners John & Pam Badger. Most of our candies are still made entirely by hand, by us, in our kitchen. Jimmy’s marble table, wall hook, copper kettle, Vulcan gas stove, wood paddles, and other tools remain hard at work converting simple ingredients into the delicious candies you know and love.
 

Over 100 Years of Sweetness