Sponge candy is truly a Buffalo tradition! Over the years, the obsession with this unique, crisp confection has only continued to grow.
Our city’s signature sweet even has its own national holiday! Buffalonians have been celebrating National Sponge Candy Day since Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed it a holiday back in 2015.
You can find sponge candy at sweet shops around Buffalo. This particular shop’s claim to sponge candy fame is their sponge candy sticks.
Park Edge Sweet Shoppe is known for being the home of the original sponge candy sticks. They started creating their sponge candy sticks back 1948 and to this day they are one of the only places around that still produces fresh sponge several times a week.
Park Edge Sweet Shoppe just officially opened for the season and they’ll be offering a 10% discount on September 21 to celebrate National Sponge Candy Day!
Everything you find at Park Edge Sweet Shoppe is made fresh daily right in their shop in South Buffalo.
In addition to sponge candy, you’ll find many other sweet treats including homemade caramels here. Plus, they will be hosting giveaways every week during football season.
Park Edge Sweet Shoppe is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in for your sponge candy fix and make sure to tell them who sent you!
Park Edge Sweet Shoppe
325 Abbott Road, Buffalo