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It all began in the kitchen of her Mt. Sterling, Kentucky home, where Ruth Tharpe Hunt served homemade sweets to her bridge club. In 1921 she decided to start a small candy business. Today, still located in Mt. Sterling, Ruth Hunt Candies remains a Kentucky landmark.


It is fast approaching summer time in Kentucky and we are restocking after a busy spring candy season. We have our delicious chewy caramel
collection on special in time for pefect graduation gifts!
Order today and enjoy the great flavors of our chewy selection.

In three short years we will celebrate our 100th Birthday! Ruth Hunt Candies reaches her 97th year in 2018. We’re Kentucky Proud to offer upscale confections using the finest ingredients while honoring tradition with a look to the future.

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Woodford Reserve
Bourbon Caramel