Candies – Keeping Maine Sweet for 100 Years
proudly introduces Shelby!
To celebrate our 100th anniversary, Haven’s
Candies has put a sweet twist on Maine’s favorite
On August 12th, we introduced Shelby, a giant crustacean
crafted of solid Haven’s milk chocolate. Lots of
chocolate—418.1 pounds of it, to be precise! We are seeking
to establish a Guinness World Record for World’s Largest
Chocolate Lobster Sculpture and will soon be submitting our
application to the Guinness organization to make it
Watch a short video of how we created Shelby,
the newest addition to the Haven’s Family.
Led by Master Candy Maker, Art Dillon, our talented team of
candy makers and Chris Ryall, a former Haven’s retail store
manager who designed the custom mold, spent more than 40
hours carefully creating and curing this unique chocolate
creation. Shelby measures 90.5 inches from tip to tail, and
47.75 inches claw to claw.
Shelby is named for Shelby Putnam, who owned Haven’s from
1970 to 1990 with his wife, Harris, and still serves as our
We’re not the only ones who think Shelby is pretty
special — news of our unique chocolate lobster has been picked
up across the United States and as far away as Kyrgyzstan!
Click here to view our Facebook page
for more details.
To visitShelby in person come to our flagship store at 87
County Road in Westbrook, Maine.
Shelby will also be on display Saturday, October 24 at the
Maine Marketplace, a signature tasting event of the
Convention and Visitors Bureau’s
Harvest on the Harbor
events to celebrate Haven's 100th Anniversary
Haven’s will be celebrating its 100th
anniversary through the end of the year with many special
events for customers, friends and the business community,
Monday, October 12
— Annual Columbus Day Open House Tours and sampling from 9 AM – 1 PM
Thursday, October 22
— Business After Five event with
Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, November 28
— Annual Candy Cane
Making Event to benefit the Dream Factory of Maine
(Tickets are required and will be on sale at Haven’s
three convenient locations in Westbrook, Scarborough and
Portland starting mid-October.)
We hope you will consider joining us!
Haven's Candies has been handcrafting premium confections in Maine since 1915 using timeless recipes and only the finest ingredients. Our Chocolates, Fudge, Salt Water Taffy, Nuts and Chocolate Novelties have delighted candy lovers for generations.