Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Brief History of the Dutch Mill Candy Company, Chicago, Illinois.

Dutch Mill Candy Company was established in 1927 at 2222 Diversey Parkway in Chicago. Barnet L. Stein was the company's President. Dutch Mill opened its 50th Chicago-area shop in 1946, selling candy, ice cream, and lunch.
Dutch Mill had an appealing "Old-world" aura and specialized in Dutch-processed chocolate (chocolate treated with an alkalizing agent), which was said to yield a richer, creamier taste. Slogan: "The Finest Candy This Side of Heaven." 
Randhurst Mall in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
Downtown Chicago Store.
Dutch Mill closed in 1988.

Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.


  1. Does anyone remember the name of the soft fruit flavored candy from Dutch Mill? Many flavours,but cherry was the best. Similar to Chuckles, but no sugar coating

  2. My mother worker at the Central Ave&Lawrence Ave. Stores.She was heldup twice.

  3. “Peppermint Ice” was a light pink bark candy with peppermint sprinkles throughout.

  4. My mother used to buy sponge candy there. She’d always hide the box when she got home.

  5. I remember the chocolate covered marshmallow bars with a nest on the end and a little bird in it. Always had several in our Easter baskets


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