Since 1931, Ye Goodie Shoppe has been Keene's premier Confectioner. Today we continue with the same focus on doing things right. We invite you to share a bit of our history...

-Keene Sentinel, November 20,1931
On November 21, 1931 George Nichols opened Ye Goodie Shoppe at 153 Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire. Mr. Nichols' slogan was "Where you can see your candy made." Today you will still see your candy made at Ye Goodie Shoppe.

Ye Goodie Shoppe has changed ownership only three times during its seventy-year history. A move to the brick house at the Colony Mill Marketplace in 1985 afforded the opportunity to provide a kitchen more visible to the public, as well as a larger retail area. The business took advantage of both of these opportunities, creating a viewer-friendly work space including the kettle area of the kitchen, and by offering an expanded selection of candy and gifts in the showroom.


You may not find chocolates for sixty cents per pound, but you will find chocolates made by hand with attention to detail. An orange cream chocolate today will taste just as it did "back then". We ensure this tradition by maintaining the same recipes and by using much of the same equipment that was used when the store first opened.

While the candy has stayed the same, other parts of the business have evolved over time. Sales and the number of employees have grown each year and mail orders from across the country have increased significantly. The store offers a greater variety of novelty items and gifts, and special occasion favors have gained in popularity. Various organizations now use custom products from Ye Goodie Shoppe for their special programs and events.

No matter how much the outside world changes and the business may grow, customers will always be able to count on the same delicious hand made chocolates and outstanding personal service that is Ye Goodie Shoppe.

Proprietors Jason and Andrea Smart invite you to come by and see what's cooking at Ye Goodie Shoppe.