Welcome to Gig Harbor Candy Company!

At Gig Harbor Candy Company all treats are handmade using only the finest ingredients, in small batches, to ensure consistent quality and deliciousness.  Be sure to try them all – at least one is certain to be your new favorite. 


About Us

 They say when you love something enough nothing can get in your way.

Gig Harbor Candy Company has proven that to be true!

Gig Harbor Candy Company started in 1995 when a young man decided to open a candy store in downtown Gig Harbor, Washington.  This was his chance to recreate the one-of-a-kind candy recipes his parents made and sold in Missouri when he was a little boy.  It came with a heavy heart in 1999 when he made the decision to close his storefront business.  In an effort to keep the candy making tradition going, longtime Gig Harbor residents, Joe and Lori, began making the candy seasonally and started the mail order portion of Gig Harbor Candy Company.

When we first sampled these amazing candies it was love at first bite. We often bought them as gifts for family and friends during the holiday season, but when we realized that we could only buy them in November and December we were determined to find a way to enjoy these amazing treats year-round.  It didn’t take us long to figure out that the only way this was going to happen was to buy the company and make the candies ourselves – and that is exactly what we did!

In 2014 we became the proud owners of Gig Harbor Candy Company.  We were taught all the secrets and unique techniques that go into making these special candies and practiced until we perfected it.  Although the website has undergone some changes, the candy remains exactly the same.  Those of you that have enjoyed these candies over the years can now indulge any time and so can the rest of us!

Be sure to try them all – at least one of them is certain to be your new favorite.

Patti and Phil

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English Toffee

Our biggest seller. We create a buttery, sweet, soft crunch, almond toffee and cover it with the finest chocolate.  Each side of the toffee is covered with fresh toasted almonds. To please all palates, we offer three flavors; Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate or Vanilla English Toffee.

Making our English Toffee is a five-day process.  Our secret recipe and unique techniques ensure that the toffee won’t stick to your teeth and has a taste that is beyond compare.                                                       

Tiger Butter

A creamy delectable combination of vanilla confection and milk chocolate with a hint of peanut butter swirled together to create the tiger striped pattern.  This smooth candy melts in your mouth and once you try it you’re hooked.  Try Tiger Butter with red wine – it is truly amazing!


Sea Salt Caramels

Our mouth-watering Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels are absolutely delicious.  Our caramel has the perfect consistency; not too hard and not too soft.  It is topped with only the highest quality chocolate and sprinkled with the right amount of sea salt.  Nine delectable caramels in each box makes the perfect gift for yourself or your favorite someone.


Peppermint Bark (offered October thru December)

Our Peppermint Bark is quickly gaining ground as one of our best sellers during the holiday season. We start with a thin layer of dark chocolate, top that with an equal layer of vanilla confection, and finish it off with yummy bits of crunchy peppermint.

The result is a light chocolaty, mint crunch that is as refreshing as it is satisfying.  If you like the combination of delicious chocolate and peppermint, you will not be disappointed.                                               


Espresso Bark

Our delicious Espresso Bark is back!  Our incredible dark chocolate infused with Italian coffee extract topped with vanilla and espresso beans.  A special treat for all coffee lovers!

Helpful information:

All our products are naturally gluten free and made in a gluten free facility!

Our candy makes a special gift for family and friends anytime of year.  Think of Gig Harbor Candy Company for all your birthday, thank you, or ‘just because’ gifts.  We can include a custom made gift card to each order and ship directly. Not gift is easier!

On request, we also offer boxes of our chocolates. They make the perfect gift for co-workers, employees, vendors, and customers.  We can even customize stickers with your business logo and a special message and mail it directly anywhere in the U.S.A. (email or call with us for details).

When you are looking for a great fundraising opportunity for your school, sports club or organization, think of Gig Harbor Candy Company. This candy sells itself!

Our candy stays fresh at room temperature for more than four months and for up to one year in the freezer. Buy extra so you never run out!

All sales are final.

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info@gigharborcandy.com | 253.380.0505


To purchase our candy you can visit our  SHOP  page and place an order, or visit any one of the following wonderful locations that carry our handcrafted treats:

Ace Hardware, Gig Harbor

Arletta Store, Gig Harbor

Albertsons Locations -

          Gig Harbor


          Sedgewick, Port Orchard

          Canyon Rd, Puyallup

Central Market - Mill Creek

Central Market - Shoreline

Flip Foods, Tacoma

Fox Island Store, Fox Island

Haggen Locations -

   Bellingham: Barkley, Fairhaven, Meridian, Sehome


Lake Stevens      

Lake Tapps

Mount Vernon



Harbor General Store, Gig Harbor

Harbor Greens, Gig Harbor & University Place

Hart's Floral, Mount Vernon

Island View Market, Gig Harbor

Mount Rainier National Park Gift Stores

Muckleshoot Casino - Sweet Shop, Auburn

QFC Locations -

Bellevue, 8th St

Harvard, Seattle

Mill Creek, 164th St SE

Sammamish, 228th Ave SE

Seattle, Mercer St

Seattle, University Village

Seattle, West Seattle

Rosedale Gardens, Gig Harbor

Rosedale Market, Gig Harbor

Safeway Locations -

          Bainbridge Island


          Bonney Lake

          Bremerton,- McWilliams Rd

          Canyon Rd

          Capitol Hill (Madison and 22nd)


          Eastgate Bellevue

          Federal Way (220th)

          Gig Harbor

          Issaquah (GIlman)

          Issaquah (Highlands)


          Lake Meridian, Kent

          Maple Valley


          Pearl St, Tacoma

          Proctor, Tacoma


          Rosehill (85th-Kirkland)




          South Hill Mall, Puyallup

Space Needle, Seattle

Tacoma Boys, Tacoma and Puyallup

Thriftway, Stadium District Tacoma

Tickled Pink, Gig Harbor, Online Retail Store

Town and Country, Bainbridge Island

Town and Country, Ballard

Town and Country, Lakemont

13 Poppy, Sammamish


We will also be at the following Holiday shows:

Winterfest, Peninsula High School - November 30 and December 1, 2019

Victorian Country Christmas, Western State Fair Event Center - December 4 - December 8, 2019


Contact Us

Patti Michelsen



After visiting our Where To Buy and Shop page, please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions on how to purchase our handcrafted treats. 

We appreciate your business!

 Gig Harbor Candy Scones

Created by Chef Denise Farkas - Harbor General Store, Gig Harbor

Recipe yields 8 servings (8 scones)


3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

5 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup butter

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

1 cup Gig Harbor Candy Co candy bits like Tiger Butter or any of the English Toffee flavors

(NOTE: To save time, you may add the Gig Harbor Candy bits to a good quality Scone Mix)


1 cup Powdered Sugar

¼ cup Milk


1.      Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly butter a baking sheet, or use pan spray or parchment paper.

2.      In bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

3.      Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or work in with your hands until mixture resembles coarse meal.

4.      Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.

5.      Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead approx 1 minute, then add and evenly distribute candy bits like Tiger Butter or English Toffee, but don’t over mix. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the prepared baking sheet.  

6.      Bake for approx 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

7.      Let scones cool. In small bowl whisk together confectioner sugar and milk. Drizzle glaze over cooled scones.

8.      Enjoy!

Gig Harbor Candy Muffins

Created by Chef Denise Farkas - Harbor General Store, Gig Harbor

Makes 12 Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup white sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup milk

⅓ cup vegetable oil

1 egg

¾ cup Gig Harbor Candy Co English Toffee bits

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line muffin pans with paper muffin cups (liners) and then lightly spray with pan spray. The toffee gets sticky when baking so spraying helps.

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well. In another bowl, combine milk, oil and egg; whisk together well. Add dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Don’t over mix. Add Toffee Chips and distribute evenly.

Fill cups approx 2/3 full.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly before serving as candy gets hot!