Buffalo’s most famous confection, Watson’s Famous Sponge Candy is made all year round as we produce approximately 35 tons of it annually! 

Our award winning candy is crispy, tender chunks of caramelized spun sugar drenched in our wonderfully creamy chocolate, made with only Fair Trade Certified cocoa. Available in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and orange sponge.  Hand-packed for shipping, our Sponge Candy is gluten-free, and available in a one pound box or half pound bag. Click here if you are interested in learning more about Watson’s Sponge Candy.

Sponge Candy

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 23 customer ratings
(23 customer reviews)

$12.50$22.95

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23 reviews for Sponge Candy

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin Negrych (verified owner)

    Best sponge candy around, the chocolate is creamy and delicious

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I come home to Buffalo and get about 5lbs of sponge candy and ONLY from Watsons!! No other candy store can compare regardless of what I’m told! It’s pricey but worth every penny!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joy Wodowski

    Awesomely delicious sponge candy! & National Sponge Candy Day falls on my birthday! An even better birthday present!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bernie (verified owner)

    Simply the best sponge candy . It warms your heart as it melts in your mouth. The milk chocolate is the perfect texture as it has you craving for more and more.
    We are from Ontario, Canada and never miss an opportunity to purchase the best chocolate in the world form either, Buffallo, New York or Ellicotteville, New York, when we cross the border.
    Worth the drive when you want the best.
    Wish they would open a store in Niagara Falls, Canada.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    venusdar (verified owner)

    My friend from the buffalo area bought me my first box of these, and used to send them to me every year at Christmas. In the last couple of years we have no longer been able to do this, so i thought i would order some myself. All i can say it was worth every cent, they melt in your mouth and are delicious. I order both the dark and milk chocolate.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ari Palacios (verified owner)

    We love your sponge candy. I’ve been ordering every year since I discovered you, specially for my husband and son for Valentine’s Day. My little girl is hooked on them too. Great job!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Deborah segrest

    Best sponge candy! always order from watson..website easy use.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diane 7R

    Melt in your mouth wonderful wonderful

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diane 7R

    Best sponge candy I ever ate and I am quite a fussy chocolate tier. This was a gift from one of our vendors my husband said we had one last year however I never saw that box this is amazing we are going to buy some for our customers next year love love love it

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ann (verified owner)

    I live in Texas. My Mother and aunt had lived in Tonawanda and ever since we moved to Texas my Mother had my aunt buy sponge candy for Christmas. My Mother has since passed away and I have continued the tradition. We all love it. Got to take a trip to Tonawanda a few years ago and was able to sneak an early sample before I bought the family theirs. Kept it a secret😉

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    barbara green

    I worked in Watson’s Restaurant and Candy store back in the late 1950’s. I am 76 years old now and still have not tasted anything better.
    The Watsons brothers John and Louie were great to work for, and they would give me the “ends” of the undipped sponge to take home for my sisters and brothers. I live in NJ and can’t wait for my order, keep up the great sponge.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Edna Claudio (verified owner)

    It’s so yummy, you can’t eat just one!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim martin (verified owner)

    Pure love!! I get them as my personal holiday tradition ! Can’t wait for the box to come…ps… they are all mine!! Merry Christmas to me

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pencecy@gmail.com (verified owner)

    This is a different story! When I was a little girl, about 4 my Grandad took me to Watson,s for dinner with all his old friends! His name was Carleton Hoffman Sr. We sat at a round table in an alcove with more old men! But I felt really special because my brother didn’t get to come! And all the old grandpas made me feel like a princess! That was the best! Thanks so much for my memories!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Hoffman (verified owner)

    I have told this story before, but every time I order sponge candy I have to tell it again! I was a little girl about 4 and I got an allowance of 20cents, ten went to the offering at church, and the rest was mine! My family went to Watson right after church, and I bought 10 cents worth of milk chocolate sponge candy! I think they gave me more! It would last me all week! And I would do my chores, and do it all over again! Love that Stuff! Thanks for the memories!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon Wiwi (verified owner)

    I was born in Buffalo, Then moved to Ohio. When I was younger my aunt would bring me sponge candy whenever she came to visit.
    Then a few years ago I found Watson’s website, so now I am able to order my favorite sponge candy for the holidays. I even have my family hooked on it . Its the best!!!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angie Bruder

    Being from Illinois, I had never heard of sponge candy. I visited Niagra Falls last month and stayed at Seneca Hotel Casino. While in the gift shop, I seen a box of Watsons Sponge Candy and asked someone what it was like as I had never had it. One of the ladies working there let me sample it and I’m hooked! I bought some boxes to bring home and everyone that I have shared it with loves it! It’s funny watching their expressions when they bite into it!

  18. Rated 1 out of 5

    Harold Farrington

    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.

    • watsonsadmin (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.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen White

    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!!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beverly Hodges

    Love love love sponge candy.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wendy (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.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    ALVIN HAYEK

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

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Sanders (verified owner)

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

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