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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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80 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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798 reviews
299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
New Orleans, Louisiana
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100 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The fact that I remember this place still almost 3 months later says it all. Great confectionary and loved the location. We were waiting on our trolley pick up and decided to check this place out. Great service with a variety of great sweets.

Thank cbabin1119
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91 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Okay, it's Salem so I had to use a witch reference. Salem, however, is far more than just witches. It is a charming seaside village with much history and many hidden gems, including Ye Olde Pepper Companie. It is considered "America's Oldest Candy Company" and they have some of the best sweets around. The staff was friendly and the selection... More 

Thank John S
Boston, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

First time enjoying the Molasses Black Jack Sticks - delicious! Plenty of treats to choose from ....

Thank Supermom101
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a must-do stop! First candie shoppe established in the colonies. So many treats and candies to try! My daughter says their root beer barrels are the best, and she also loves the Gibraltars - first candy made there! Lots of newer chocolate creations as well. Definitely need to stop in and see what they've got!

Thank Winnekini
Conway, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Salem a few years ago and were able to return. Had to go back to this gem!! They have a huge assortment of chocolates, and also some delicious fruit slices which I love.

Thank Kristin I
Sound Beach, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing my special. Just your average overcrowded candy store. Lots of the candies sold there you can buy anywhere

Thank Kacey M
Brooklyn, New York
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414 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing candy the store is right across from the house of the seven gables museum. Great place to stop. Gets crazy crowded. Try the pistachio chocolate it's out of this world.

Thank James C

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