Jean Louise Homemade Candies, located in the picturesque beachfront town of Spring Lake, New Jersey has been family owned and operated since 1947. Owners, Barb and Jerry Benanti are continuing the decades long tradition of serving up a wide variety of hand dipped chocolate candies made from only the finest ingredients. Barb’s parents were the previous owners and were adored by locals and tourists alike. In May of 2011 the decision to retire and sell the store was made. Barb and Jerry, who graduated from FAU and Quinnipiac university with degrees in marketing and business management, knew this was the perfect opportunity to become business partners and begin their life together. Barb practically grew up in the store with her parents and after Jerry finished an almost year long hands-on apprenticeship, the couple bought the store and became the new owners in May 2012!

When you walk through the doors, you are welcomed by the friendly staff and reminded of simpler times. You are also welcomed by the sweet aroma of chocolates being freshly dipped and homemade candies cooking. We have all of your old school candy favorites including Turkish taffy, candy buttons and salt water taffy…but you won’t be able to stop talking about the chocolate! Our gourmet milk and semisweet dark chocolates are out of this world good!

They are a must have at any holiday, family gathering, romantic evening, special event, corporate event or even just during a casual stroll through town. We offer over 80 different varieties of chocolate candies, each with its own unique mark, they are certain to please everyone. You don’t want to miss trying our best sellers; Sea salt caramels and Buttercrunch are the best and made on premise!

We feel truly fortunate and blessed to own and operate such a unique business in one of New Jersey’s most beautiful beachfront towns. From both near and far, our loyal customers are the best and mean everything to us. We are still here after all these years thanks to your continued support and patronage. Thank you all for allowing us to continue such a wonderful tradition!!!

Jean Louise Homemade Candies Owners