handmade confections
for 5 generations

About Us

history03The Columbia Candy Kitchen has been the home of fine handmade confections in Columbia, California since the late 1800s, when a Danish confectioner settled in this gold rush town. A fellow Danish miner, C. Rex Nelson, became the confectioner in the 1930s. After four generations the Nelson family still produces the finest candies from those original recipes. Our ingredients are the purest and freshest available, cooked in bright copper kettles and cooled on marble tables that are over 100 years old.

Columbia, now a State Historical Park, is filled with history and tradition; like the Nelson family, carrying on a heritage from another time.