“Just a pot and stove.” George Buffett’s mom said that’s all he needed to start a candy business. He soon realized it would take much more than that — namely plenty of U.S. Grade AA butter, gallons of heavy whipping cream, and 100% pure chocolate. Not to mention an endless supply of hard work and love. With years of candy making training under his belt and a personal mantra of “Anything worth doing is worth doing right” firmly in mind, George launched Buffett’s Candies in Albuquerque in 1956.
It was the start of New Mexico’s sweetest tradition. Generations of Buffett family members and team members — who are just like family — continue to use the finest ingredients and time-tested recipes to handcraft our famous chocolates, piñon candy, candy canes, and more.
When you stop by our original Albuquerque store — just look for the giant candy cane out front — expect old-fashioned, friendly service and a piece of chocolate to savor while you shop. Whether you choose your Buffett’s sweets from our candy cases or make your selection online, you’re guaranteed a bit of love in every box.