Dewar’s Candy Shop

Candy Shop | Ice Cream Parlor
Memorable
One of the best
Cliff Strutz | August 06, 2017
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Dewar’s Candy Shop has a large selection of enticing chocolates for sale, but it is best known for taffy chews. The original flavor and biggest seller is peanut butter, which has a pocket of finely chopped peanuts buried inside the taffy. The mixture of crunchy nut and creamy chew are an unbeatable combination. They’re about the size of a Tootsie Roll; a handful makes an ideal snack. Other available flavors include almond, caramel, caramel pistachio, peppermint, and Tiger Chews — which taste like orange creamsicle.

Wonderful as the taffy chews are, locals flock to Dewar’s for cones, cups, and sundaes of made-in-house ice cream — all the more enjoyable due to the sparkling, old-fashioned soda-fountain ambience. Continue reading

Dewar’s Candy Shop has a large selection of enticing chocolates for sale, but it is best known for taffy chews. The original flavor and biggest seller is peanut butter, which has a pocket of finely chopped peanuts buried inside the taffy. The mixture of crunchy nut and creamy chew are an unbeatable combination. They’re about the size of a Tootsie Roll; a handful makes an ideal snack. Other available flavors include almond, caramel, caramel pistachio, peppermint, and Tiger Chews — which taste like orange creamsicle.

Wonderful as the taffy chews are, locals flock to Dewar’s for cones, cups, and sundaes of made-in-house ice cream — all the more enjoyable due to the sparkling, old-fashioned soda-fountain ambience. The room is eye catching with its long, marble counter, bright pink stools and chairs, plus a black-and-white checkered tile floor.

Banana splits are carefully crafted with luxuriously rich vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice creams and a generous amount of toppings. These include enough marshmallow that it quickly turns into an avalanche if you aren’t quick with your spoon. Those with a voracious sweet tooth might consider the Grandpa Jim’s — a six-scoop monster of a banana split.

Dewar’s is a much beloved Bakersfield institution and is still owned by the same family that first opened it in 1909.

Dishes to try
Dewar’s Candy Shop, Banana Split
Banana Split
Must-Try
The three scoop banana split is challenging enough that two hungry dessert lovers had a difficult time finishing it.
Dewar’s Candy Shop, Hot Fudge Sundae
Hot Fudge Sundae
Must-Try
Cousin Johnny's hot fudge sundae was made with chocolate brownie and cookies & cream ice creams, then covered in chopped peanuts. Almost too pretty to eat!
Dewar’s Candy Shop, Taffy Chews
Taffy Chews
Must-Try
Since discovering Dewar's taffy chews, we've become regular mail-order customers.
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Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
No
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