Warfel's Sweet Shoppe
Quality Homemade Chocolates.
Crunchy cinnamon crisps are here for Fall!
Now for a little Warfel History:
At the age of seven, Elaine Warfel Stauffer began working alongside her
mother, making homemade fudge at the Central Farmer's Market in Lancaster, PA.
Some 20 years later, while living on a ranch in rural Kansas, Elaine started a
bakery and chocolate shoppe on Main Street in the small town of Alma. During this
time her chocolate pecan toffee was featured at Bloomingdale's stores nationwide,
giving Warfels Chocolates some much welcomed exposure. Sales doubled at the little
shoppe in Alma, and a thriving mail-order business was born.
Then, in 1993, Elaine and her family moved from Kansas to the Shenandoah Valley.
Almost immediately, she scoped out the Dayton Farmer's Market as the location she
wanted for her new business. Mother's Day Weekend 1994 marked the opening of Warfels
Sweet Shoppe in Dayton.
To this day, fresh, quality chocolates and other sweets are offered in abundance.
Caramel turtles, chocolate truffles, and the famous chocolate pecan toffee remain
the three big sellers, but dozens of other homemade candies are made regularly
including chocolate-dipped pretzels, chili chocolate, Earl Grey/Lavender bars,
Shenandoah Midnight bars, nut clusters, barks, and brittles, creamy fudges, salty
logs, and a whole line of chocolates without sugar. Warfels candies are all made
the old-fashioned way: in small batches in Elaine's health-inspected special "chocolate
room" in her home.
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