The Secret of the Sponge

Watson's Famous Sponge Candy

*Buffalo Spree readers voted Watson’s Chocolates “WNY BEST SPONGE CANDY” in 2017!*

It’s an art and a science – that’s how we describe the process of making our Famous Sponge Candy!  For over 70 years, Watson’s has long been regarded as the favorite when it comes to this famous Buffalo confection, always voted Buffalo’s Best Sponge Candy*!

Made by hand in small batches, each sponge is carefully cooked in our traditional copper kettles by our highly trained candy makers.  These crispy, tender chunks of caramelized spun sugar are then drenched in our wonderfully creamy chocolate. Plus, our Sponge Candy is gluten free!

Our best seller, Watson’s Famous Sponge Candy is made all year round and we produce approximately 35 tons of it annually!

*2# gift box of Sponge Candy only available at our retail locations*

Look for Watson’s Famous Sponge Candy flavoring your favorite Stout from Resurgence Brewing and in Anderson’s Famous Sponge Candy Ice Cream.  Delish!

Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Video
on Watson’s Famous Sponge Candy!

Sponge Candy

Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)



6 reviews for Sponge Candy

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Best ever can’t leave it alone.has been my favorite since I was a child.I’m now a senior citizen

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    They make the best sponge candy in the USA. I just ordered 3 pounds!
    5 stars!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I live in Michigan and I order this sponge candy , it is the perfect melt in your mouth texture. I recommend Watson’s to anyone wanting sponge candy.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love love love sponge candy.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    We live in NC now and have our Buffalonian customers pick us up 2 lbs when they go back to visit. It is the best!!

  6. Rated 1 out of 5

    I am a transplanted NY resident now residing in Virginia. I fondly remember sponge candy from my youth, and purchased a pound of it at your Orchard Park location last week. On trying it with my grandson when I returned to Virginia I discovered that all but 3 of the pieces were hollow inside with a gooey liquid in the bottom! Needless to say I was bitterly disappointed with my purchase.

    • (verified owner)

      Oh no. We are sad to hear that your sponge melted. Our early fall has been unseasonably HOT and HUMID and that combination is a sponge candy curse. Any exposure to heat during transport can melt that fragile sweet sponge. Please give us a call so that we can replace your purchase.

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