1946 was a joy-filled year. The war had ended, and Grandma Josephine, known as "Jo" accidentally dropped a honey graham into a pot of pure melted chocolate. The first chocolate covered graham cracker was born. The combination of crunchy graham crackers and sweet, decadent chocolate was a hit. Eventually, to help meet the demand, Jo saved enough to open a tiny storefront in the sleepy beachtown of Manhattan Beach, California.
70 years later, and just down the road in Torrance, Jo's Candies still makes her original candies, as well as craft chocolates, salted caramels, and other confections with a singular passion—to bring a smile, a little comfort, and a moment of happiness with every bite. Their commitment to “old school” candy-making techniques and utilizing the highest quality ingredients means you can taste the difference.