Delighting your taste buds for over 100 years through high quality handcrafted confections. The Patsy’s story is filled with adventures and delighting people through high quality, handcrafted confections for over a century. In the late 1800’s an Irishman named Patsy Mehaney followed a dream. A dream inspired by his taste buds. Patsy made the best candied popcorn and taffy he could which he sold at local fairs and various events around Terra Haute, Indiana. Legend has it a company called Cracker Jack heard of his famous candied popcorn and Patsy sold his recipe to them before coming west. Patsy settled in Manitou Springs, Colorado at the foot of, “The Purple Mountain Majesty”, Pikes Peak in 1903 and started Patsy’s candies.

In 1956 the Niswonger family bought the business from the Osborn family under one condition. That they keep with the time honored tradition of delighting people through high quality handcrafted confections. For generations the Niswonger family has perfected the century old recipes and created new culinary masterpieces. Patsy’s Candies has always believed that the best tasting confections start with the best ingredients; real butter, pure chocolate, real cream and no additives, or preservatives. Most candied popcorn is made with burnt sugar, Patsy’s is made with pure butterscotch. Simply the best candy.

Patsy’s Website
FAX: 719-633-6970

1540 S 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904


Over the last 90 years, the “Mile High” city of Denver, Colorado has seen a number of fine chocolate and candy manufacturers come and go, but the candy company founded by Carl T Hammond Sr. in 1920 is one that is still very much in business. At Hammond’s Candies today, we still make candy the way Carl Hammond made it, with the same tempting recipes and same careful craftsmanship. Toffee is still dipped in rich chocolate and hand-rolled in crunchy almonds. Our hard candy is still hand pulled to extra shine and even with all that handwork, we still make and offer hundreds of different candies. Chocolates and creamy caramels fill our showcases, along with lollipops, candy canes, and much, much more. That’s a lot of variety for one small company, but as Carl Hammond taught us, it’s more interesting and more fun!


Hammond’s Candies
5735 N Washington Street
Denver, CO 80216
Direct: 303-333-5588
Toll Free: 888-226-3999
Fax: 303-333-5622

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

About us:
The factory typically produces approximately 300 chocolate candies and other confectionery products, using proprietary recipes developed primarily by its master candy maker. These products include many varieties of clusters, caramels, creams, meltaways, truffles and molded chocolates. Individual stores prepare a variety of caramel and candy apples, fudge, chocolate items and confections in full view of the customer using traditional cooking utensils such as copper kettles on gas-fired stoves and marble slab cooling tables.

Contact Information:
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Website
Corporate Headquarters:
265 Turner Drive
Durango, Colorado 81303