Ruth Hunt Candies welcomes Spring/Summer in Lexington with a new series of Sunday afternoon tastings/events at our Lexington Store’s new location at 213 Walton Avenue. “Second Sundays” will feature products/activities each month; give us an opportunity to say thank you to our wonderful old friends, and welcome to new friends. We invite everyone to stop by and enjoy the fellowship and fun.
“Second Sunday”s, kicks off on April 14th with a tasting of our vendor partner Ale 8 One’s products. We will be sampling Ale 8 One Salsa (Spicy and Sweet), Barbeque Sauce, drinks and suckers. We also have a US Post Office, and will be able to take tax returns and provide certified/return receipt for Monday’s mail. Beat the mailing rush and enjoy a fun afternoon! Join us from 1:30 to 5:00pm.
Ruth Hunt Candies will also be offering candy samples all day on Monday, April 15th at our Lexington Location, to customers using our Post Office to mail their tax returns. Hours 9 am to 6 pm. Make tax day a little sweeter at Ruth Hunt Candies!
Second Sunday in May will be moved to Saturday, May 11th, due to Mother’s Day. We will have afternoon tea featuring Elmwood Inn teas, book signings (too be announced), and many gift ideas for that very special Mom! Join us from 1:30 to 5:00pm.
Ruth Hunt Candies, founded in 1921 by Ruth Tharpe Hunt, is headquartered and has it’s factory in Mt. Sterling. Today, the factory produces over 70 varieties of candy, still made with strict attention to Hunt’s original recipes, steeped with the flavors of Kentucky and the tradition of absolute quality. Only the finest ingredients, including dairy butter, whipping cream, top quality chocolate and freshly roasted nuts are used. Ruth Hunt Candies joins many other fine farmers, growers and producers in displaying the Kentucky Proud label.
Ale-8-One soft drink has been bottled in Winchester since 1926 and is the only soft drink invented in Kentucky still in existence. Founder and inventor G. L. Wainscott began bottling soda water and several flavored drinks in a plant on North Main Street in Winchester, Kentucky, in May 1902.
Experimenting with ginger-blended recipes acquired during extensive travels in Northern Europe, Wainscott developed the Ale-8-One formula. The product was launched July 13, 1926, and Wainscott sponsored one of America’s first “slogan” contests at the Clark County Fair. “A Late One,” the winning entry, was a pun adopted for its description as the latest thing in soft drinks.
Ale-8-One celebrated its 80th anniversary in the summer of 2006. That same year, two additional products were commissioned bearing the logo and including Ale-8-One ingredients. Ale-8-One suckers were re-introduced after an 18-year lapse by Ruth Hunt Candy Company in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. In addition, through interaction and affiliation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Proud program, Ale-8-One salsa was developed incorporating Kentucky-grown produce and components.