Cupid Candies, Inc.
Each bite is a fresh delight!
Cupid Candies is well-known throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest for its premium handcrafted chocolates made "fresh" daily, never frozen.
The Stefanos secret family recipes, still in use today, use only the finest ingredients, dairy cream and butter, premium nuts, real chocolate, and natural flavors, the reason generations of local residents have grown to love the chocolate they remember from their childhood.
With Cupid Candies you'll always enjoy friendly, courteous service to help you make a selection, for yourself or that special someone, with seasonally-themed wrapped gift boxes just right for any occasion. Whether you need a two-piece favor box or a Deluxe Assortment, Cupid Candies has you covered.
Family-owned and operated since 1936, Cupid Candies is a family-owned business founded by Paul Stefanos to manufacture quality chocolates, nuts, candies, and ice cream. 80+ years later, Cupid Candies still serves Chicagoland residents from their own retail stores.
The Stefanos Brothers, Paul & Leo, came to the United States from Messinia Greece in the 1930s and went on to “make confectionary history in Chicago. Paul opened Cupid candies, which to this day flourishes in three southwest side Chicago neighborhoods, while Leo invented the famous Dove ice cream bar, and sold to M&M/Mars, Inc. Cupid Candies is now managed by Paul's son John Stefanos.
Cupid Candies' first store was at 79th and Ashland where only fudge, toffee, and popcorn were sold. but by 1940 Paul and his wife Pauline opened another store at 3207 W. 63rd Street along with a small manufacturing plant to expand. In 1946 due to continued growth, they moved to 3143 W. 63rd Street, expanding again in 1956 with a new plant at 7637 S. Western Avenue, where they still operate today. They also operate two "old fashioned" ice cream and soda fountain shops in Oak Lawn and Orland Park.
In the 1970s, Cupid Candies entered into wholesale and private label markets, supplying dozens of independent candy shops throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest with both regular and sugar-free chocolates. Some of their private label customers have included Crate & Barrel, Figi's, Inc of Marshfield, WI, and Golden Farm Candies of South Bend, IN, who offer a complete line of sugar-free chocolates distributed nationally. They were also contracted to produce Marshall Field’s famous “Frango Mints” line. Expansion continued in the 2000s to service Hospital & Floral Gift Shops, Gift Basket Companies, and Boutique Grocers, and more.
Cupid Candies' commitment to quality and continued expansion allows them to serve their fresh-made premium chocolates to an expanded customer base throughout the Midwest.
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Quantity discounts are available.