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3700 S LaFountain Suite B
Kokomo, Indiana 46902     


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Experience So Good Candies

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Who We Are

How It All Began

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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.

On October 1, 2023, Amy and Russell Stier purchased So Good Candies from the Ploss and Ostapa families. They are extremely excited to continue offering Arnold's wonderful creations to Kokomo and surrounding communities as well as shipping all around the globe.


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


 Store Hours

Tuesday through Friday: 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm

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