Ohio's Oldest Candy Shop, Wittich's, Has Been Around Since 1840 And It's Not Hard To See Why
By April Dray|Published October 28, 2019
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
There’s nothing like an old school chocolate shop to make you nostalgic for the good old days. Here in Ohio, we’re fortunate to have a candy shop that’s been around since 1840. Wittich’s Candy Shop in Circleville is the oldest confectionary in the state—and the nation. Few people realize just how special this humble candy shop and soda fountain is. If you live in Ohio and have yet to experience the homemade goodies from Wittich’s, you’re truly missing out.