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Haven’s 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 treat—lobster!

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 official!

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 Chief Engineer.  

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 visit Shelby 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 festival.

Upcoming 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, including:

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.

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