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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 racing season in Kentucky and we are very busy preparing your favorite Bourbon Candies.
Bourbon Balls and Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are among the favorites for celebrating the season.
Order today and enjoy the great flavors of racing in the bluegrass.
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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Race Day Scene
Ruth Hunt Box