3700 S LaFountain Kokomo, Indiana
TUE - SAT 10 AM - 6 PM
NOW OPEN in KOKOMO !!!
Limited selection available at 58 E Main St in Peru
SHIPPING to indiana or pickup in kokomo
Who We Are
How It All Began
So Good Candies is the revival of a family-owned chocolate and sweet shop in the North Central Indiana town of Kokomo, located about an hour away from Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, and South Bend.
The store first opened as Arnold's circa 1900 in Peru, Indiana and was owned by Louis and Gretchen Arnold. In 1960 the store and recipes were purchased by Bob and Jane Haskett. The Peru store closed in 2004, and the sales of Arnold's wonderful items remained dormant.
Fred and Amy (Ploss) Stadtler purchased the recipes from the Charley Creek Foundation in March of 2016. Along with Amy's brother, Rick Ploss, they formed
So Good Candies and opened the doors on November 25, 2016.
In June of 2020, Greg and Shelley (Ploss) Ostapa bought the share of the LLC owned by the Stadtlers. Currently, the ownership consists of Rick Ploss, Sandy (Ferguson) Ploss, along with Greg and Shelley.
In March of 2023, main operations and sales moved to Kokomo.
The candy manufacturing and sales continue with additional items such as pies,
pot pies, cupcakes, cookies, and more.
Toffee, turtles, fudge, and all the rest…everything from deciphering the recipes written in pencil on brittle, yellowed notebook paper to gathering ingredients using old invoices to testing and tasting has been an amazing labor of love. We are very pleased with the success we’ve had in recreating the original recipes and hope you enjoy the results.
So many people have shared with us their fond memories and wonderful stories of Arnold’s Candies. To know that we’ve brought a smile to their faces has been, by far, the best part of this journey. We are excited to be introducing these special candies to a whole new generation and look forward to what the future brings for So Good Candies.
Get in touch with us today or simply stop by the store!
Come Visit Us for Handcrafted Chocolates and Nostalgic Candy
3700 S LaFountain
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Worldwide Shipping available as well as curbside pickup