Our Story

Yes… there really is a Robin!


Since 2004 Robin’s vision, energy & passion has been reflected throughout our flagship Candy Shop located in Great Barrington, MA. Robin and her dedicated “Treat Team” have created a sweet mecca for candy lovers from near and far.  

Sweet Dreams Really Do Come True.

Our mom, Robin Helfand (the “Robin”), grew up hearing stories about the soda fountain and candy shop her grandparents owned in Washington Heights, NY, in the 1930s. During her childhood in the ‘60s, mom spent many an afternoon with her Nana and Poppa tasting treats and meeting shop owners stocking the barrels and towers of sweets packed floor to ceiling in the candy emporiums on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Not too many years later, we (her children; Allye, Jesse, and Drew) became her main candy tasters and testers!

As our family business grew, Robin drew upon the lessons learned from her grandfather. Our great-grand poppa emphasized people want to feel good about the places where they shop. It is a lesson we have taken to heart. From the warm “Treat Team” welcome as you enter the shop, to the smile on the back of our signature “round-tuits” given with each purchase, a visit to ROBIN’S Candy Shop is always memorable.

At ROBIN’S Candy, fine, hand crafted chocolates, American classics, imported delicacies, and the country’s largest selection of licorice, invite smiles and memories of childhood favorites, tucked ‘round every corner.

First-time visitors become regulars, returning time and again for the happy experience that defines a visit to ROBIN’S Candy Shop. Each guest leaves with our signature ROBIN’S toothbrush (to keep that sweet tooth healthy)! After all, ROBIN’S is the candy store with a conscience.

Our great-grand Poppa would be proud- I know we are!

-Allye, Ron, Jesse, Rob, Drew and Shaina



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