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See and Taste the Sweetest Treats

Get ready for a sugar rush as you explore all the sweet treats that Mercer County has to offer!

Indulge in delicious milkshakes, decadent chocolate, homemade donuts, and more!

Daffin’s Candies

While strolling through beautiful downtown Sharon, be sure to pay a visit to one of the sweetest spots in town, Daffin’s Candies. Home of the Chocolate Kingdom, Daffin’s Candies offers amazingly sweet views and a variety of tasty confections for you to enjoy. The Chocolate Kingdom is a sight to behold with animals, two large castles, and a complete miniature village with a train and chocolate houses.

Since 1903, Daffin’s Candies has been providing fine chocolate candies for families to enjoy. Whether you like dark chocolate, the creaminess of milk chocolate, sweet tastes of gummy candy, Daffin’s has a sweet treat for you!

New Daffin's Candies Chocolate Kingdom

Purchase milk and dark chocolate assortments, chocolate pretzels, candy bars, chocolate suckers, fudge, and hard candy to enjoy. You can also get a taste of the beach with yummy saltwater taffy or find the perfect gift for a loved one with chocolate gifts and packages. Indulge in their best seller, Caramel Pecanettes made with pecans and caramel on the inside and covered in decadent chocolate. Try their second best seller, Melt-A-Ways, that have a smooth, rich chocolate center and covered in milk chocolate.

Philadelphia Candies

Philadelphia Candies in Hermitage, where you can enjoy scrumptious delights such as cordial strawberries, milk chocolate honey graham crackers, melt-away truffle, or old-fashioned creams with a rich, creamy center.

Since 1919, Philadelphia Candies has been creating delicious chocolate delicacies, and it is safe to say they have mastered the art! If rich milk chocolate doesn’t tickle your taste buds, you can enjoy their dark chocolate bars or assorted nuts, brittles, and toffee. If you’re not sure what candies will hit the spot, Philadelphia Candies has a wide variety to help you find your new favorite sweet treat!

Stop in at the Apple Castle LLC. For Fresh Homemade Donuts!

The Apple Castle has been growing apples for over 150 years! When you enter this family-owned farm market, open year-round, you will see a hearty supply of plump and juicy locally grown produce, such as apples and tart cherries.

You will be enticed by the delicious smell of their fresh donuts that come in honey wheat, with or without a glaze and apple spice, made with their own cider and apples.  They come with a variety of toppings such a frosting, sprinkles, and more.

Whether you are looking for a sweet and healthy fix such as a fresh apple or want to bite into a soft, homemade donut, you can find your sweet fix at the Apple Castle!

Donna’s Diner

Grab your poodle skirt or lace up your saddle shoes and get transported back to the 1950s! Enjoy classic hand-scooped shakes such as chocolate or strawberry, or shake it with summer chill-out shakes such as the Pina colada, the summer picnic, a watermelon shake with watermelon candies, or the stars and stripe sugar cookie milkshake with American flags. They offer a wide range of seasonal milkshakes that are sure to hit the spot!

Are you ready for a “sweet” trip through beautiful Mercer County? Start planning your trip today by visiting

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