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Uncle Henry’s Candies: An Indiana Family Tradition

Uncle Henry's CandiesAs my go-to companion to roses on Valentine’s Day – the archenemy of my dentist and the sweet cheat to get back in my mom’s good graces – chocolate has served me in many different ways in my life. It makes great frosting, a fantastic fondue fountain, and more candy bars than can be counted. But for Carl Harvey, it’s so much more than a Valentine’s gift, the culprit for that unfortunate cavity I got last summer, or a tool for sucking up to my mom. It’s his Hoosier family’s tradition and a reminder of his favorite childhood memories.

When Carl was a kid he watched with delight as his Uncle Henry made his family famous chocolate candies for Christmas. The chocolates were always a highlight of the celebration and eventually Carl learned his uncle’s secret recipe. Carl mastered the recipe, started selling the chocolates and has been satisfying his customer’s with some of Indiana’s best homemade chocolates since.

Carl and his family have been sharing their family’s joy with the state of Indiana for over 30 years now. With products ranging from $3.99 to $7.50 per half pound, Carl’s chocolates are a must have for anybody that enjoys Hoosier homemade goods. Carl’s chocolates can be found in Cicero and many of the surrounding cities and online at

Indiana ArtisanCarl Harvey and Uncle Henry’s Candies are juried members of Indiana Artisan – the official organization to review, recognize and promote the work of Indiana’s highest-quality art and food artisans. Find out more about Carl by visiting his bio page on or by visiting Uncle Henry’s Candies.

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