Monday, August 1, 2016

Motoring Monday: Henry's Candy Company

While Tom Henry was working in Arkansas City in 1919, he created a candy bar and called it the Tom Henry bar. Slight changes were made to the recipe and it later became the Oh Henry! bar that is known today.
A few years later, Tom opened a candy store in Little Rock, Ark. In 1956, his son, Patrick, opened Henry’s Candy Company in Dexter in Cowley County. Patrick’s daughter, Evelyn Henry Pudden, and other family members still run Henry’s Candies some 60 years later and make more than 100 different varieties of sweet treats. They even use some of the equipment from their grandfather’s former store.
The store in Dexter also features a Momma Henry bar that uses the original Tom Henry bar recipe. Henry’s Candy Company is open 363 day a year (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day), but they don’t make candy every day.
Call ahead, groups and tours are welcome.  For more information, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Great place for a Grandparents excursion with kids!