Buffalo’s Best

Watson’s Famous Sponge Candy

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!

*In 2017, our Sponge Candy was voted “WNY BEST SPONGE CANDY” by Buffalo’s Spree Magazine, “Buffalo’s Best” by listeners of WYRK radio, and by viewers of WIVB TV-Channel 4.

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