21 British American Blvd.
Latham, NY 12110
Founded in 1930 by “Uncle” Sam Ashley as Uncle Sam’s Candy, Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate has been an Upstate New York chocolate tradition for more than 80 years. In the shop located at 2571 Albany Street in Schenectady, the same ingredients, products and recipes are used today as those used in the 1930s. The store’s owners have added new and exciting flavors and candies to their award-winning selection regularly since the store opened.
The original Uncle Sam’s nut bark is still available, but a few new options, like sea-salted bark and 72 percent cocoa dark chocolate bark have been added to the menu to reflect current tastes. The shop now offers a full selection of truffles, and there are always at least 12 flavors to choose from, and sometimes more depending on the holiday. Uncle Sam’s offers a full selection of caramels, creams, clusters, marshmallows, nougats, dipped items and more. The store is also a distributor of Jelly Belly jelly beans, offering all 49 flavors.
Uncle Sam’s Candy’s flagship item is its world famous almond buttercrunch, which is made in milk, dark and, during the holidays, white chocolate as well. It is different than any other made due to its thinness, crunch and the perfect proportion of nuts, toffee and chocolate.
The shop’s chocolate is made with real chocolate liquor (not alcohol liquor) and cocoa butter, not the imitation chocolate product referred to as “candy melts,” which are made with inferior ingredients such as cocoa powder and hydrogenated palm oil and trans-fats.
Visit Uncle Sam’s new website at www.unclesamscandy.com for more details on the variety of products offered.