Charles Martin Dinstuhl, Sr. has been making candies for the city of Memphis, Tennessee since 1902. He was joined by his son in the early 1920s and, generations later, the candy company is still going strong.
After WWII, the family received instruction on candy making from prominent New York Candy Makers and decided to add some new recipes to the mix including Cashew Crunch and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. A new era was born and the family continued making creative sweet treats as new generations continued to follow in their father's footsteps.
Originally starting out in a 400 square foot shop, the candy kitchen of Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Co. has grown to 11,000 square feet today. Fifth generation family members are maintaining their signature recipes to this day, including their famous Chocolate Pecan Fudge.
The Dinstuh's Fine Candy Company was purchased by the Moss Family in 2003 and continues to maintain the family recipes that made the candy store the iconic brand it is today. Rebecca Dinstuhl is running the show and plans to expand their footprint outside of Memphis, working alongside fifth generation candy maker Andrew Dinstuhl.
Dinstuhl's Candies were a favorite of Elvis Presley and he requested his own custom orders to Graceland over the years. In addition to the King himself, the shop made custom orders for Super Bowl XL, the Kentucky Derby, the NBA Finals and the Breeder's Cup. They frequently are referred to as the "Best Candy Shop in the South". The quality candies they have been pumping out for nearly 100 years really speak for themselves.
You can currently find these specialty candies at four locations around Memphis: Laurelwood Shopping Center, Germantown, Pleasant View Rd, and Collierville. If you ever find yourself in the city be sure to stop by for some of their Elvis-themed candies. They even have a milk chocolate Elvis record and multiple different chocolate bars.