Ruth Hunt Candies

Kentucky Gourmet Candies since 1921

Our Products

Blue Monday Candy Bar, Ruth Hunt''''s Pulled Cream Candy, and the official Bourbon Balls of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby

About Us

It all began in the kitchen of her Mt. Sterling, KY 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. From Cinnamon suckers being formed on huge old marble slabs, to caramels stirred in spun copper kettles, our factory is flavored with sights and smells of good old fashioned homemade candy. Throughout these 88 years a strict adherence to quality has been observed. Candy makers use only the finest of ingredients, and NO waxes are added to our chocolate!


Located just 30 minutes from Lexington, Ky we are just off I-64 exit 110

Ruth Hunt Candies

550 North Maysville Road
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
Phone: 1-859-498-0676
Phone2: 1-800-927-0302
Fax: 1-859-498-1556