Dewar's Candy Shop

★★★★☆
35.3677 -119.02
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661-322-0933

1120 Eye St

Bakersfield, CA

93304

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This place is yummy! Brings back so many memories of going there for lunch back when I was a Driller. Of course, the black and whites are my favorite! Can't beat the almond chews either!

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★★★★★

This place is yummy! Brings back so many memories of going there for lunch back when I was a Driller. Of course, the black and whites are my favorite! Can't beat the almond chews either!

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I have loved Dewar's for about 45 years and I miss being able to go there now that I live out of state. I could order candy but I refuse to pay their over the top shipping cost, who are they kidding?? It is apparent they are not interested in keep out of town customer happy - their loss. They may be flying high now but without happy customers they will eventually fall flat on their faces. Customer service is #1.I would not recommend them anymore.Shipping prices are out of line.Dewar's has gone from a great place to being just in it for the money!

2
★★☆☆☆

I have loved Dewar's for about 45 years and I miss being able to go there now that I live out of state. I could order candy but I refuse to pay their over the top shipping cost, who are they kidding?? It is apparent they are not interested in keep out of town customer happy - their loss. They may be flying high now but without happy customers they will eventually fall flat on their faces. Customer service is #1.I would not recommend them anymore.Shipping prices are out of line.Dewar's has gone from a great place to being just in it for the money!

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I have loved Dewar's since I was a child. I have purchased and taken family and friends here since I can remember. Sadly, customers don't seem to be important to the current owners. I bought a t-shirt and asked for an ice cream carton to put it in as a gift. I was told to buy a carton or forget it. Apparently the owner/manager didn't realize I could hear him as he told the sales girl to inform of this.

The ice cream and the chews are still wonderful but I am less likely to go back now that I know the attitude of management. The t-shirt cost $20 bucks and they wanted an additional $1.50 for the little cardboard take out box? I had also just purchased 10 - 2 pound boxes of chews and a tub of ice milk. I would say service should be considered along with quality of product.

I now live in the Seattle area and I used to buy several boxes of chews every year for birthdays, holidays, etc. but I don't think I will now. I miss the old climate as well as the chews.

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★★☆☆☆

I have loved Dewar's since I was a child. I have purchased and taken family and friends here since I can remember. Sadly, customers don't seem to be important to the current owners. I bought a t-shirt and asked for an ice cream carton to put it in as a gift. I was told to buy a carton or forget it. Apparently the owner/manager didn't realize I could hear him as he told the sales girl to inform of this.

The ice cream and the chews are still wonderful but I am less likely to go back now that I know the attitude of management. The t-shirt cost $20 bucks and they wanted an additional $1.50 for the little cardboard take out box? I had also just purchased 10 - 2 pound boxes of chews and a tub of ice milk. I would say service should be considered along with quality of product.

I now live in the Seattle area and I used to buy several boxes of chews every year for birthdays, holidays, etc. but I don't think I will now. I miss the old climate as well as the chews.

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OK, I have to admit, I love the chews and I could probably sit down and eat a half a lb before I knew what was happening. I get a box from one of my vendors each year for Christmas. I thought that I might like to pay it forward and get a box for the barista. $13 is a bit high for a box of glorified taffy but what the heck, it's the holidays. I was happy when I logged onto the shipping section of their site and saw that shipping was by zip code. Since I'm a Calif neighbor I thought that I might catch a deal. NO DEAL. the shipping calculator is a sham and shipping is the same fixed fee to anywhere in the US. I thought that $13 was a bit high for the candy but add $10-$15 min for the shipping of a pound, well at least their making sure that I'm not consuming too many calories. Lets see, put it in a box, put an address on it, and call for a pickup. Can they possibly be making more profit from the shipping than they are from their candy. Heck, you can ship a lb Priority mail and the Post office will even pay for the boxes! Shame on you Dewar's. You're not any better than that guy on ebay that starts his bid at $.99 but expects you to pay $35 for the shipping. You can now cross Bakersfield of my list of places to see.

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★☆☆☆☆

OK, I have to admit, I love the chews and I could probably sit down and eat a half a lb before I knew what was happening. I get a box from one of my vendors each year for Christmas. I thought that I might like to pay it forward and get a box for the barista. $13 is a bit high for a box of glorified taffy but what the heck, it's the holidays. I was happy when I logged onto the shipping section of their site and saw that shipping was by zip code. Since I'm a Calif neighbor I thought that I might catch a deal. NO DEAL. the shipping calculator is a sham and shipping is the same fixed fee to anywhere in the US. I thought that $13 was a bit high for the candy but add $10-$15 min for the shipping of a pound, well at least their making sure that I'm not consuming too many calories. Lets see, put it in a box, put an address on it, and call for a pickup. Can they possibly be making more profit from the shipping than they are from their candy. Heck, you can ship a lb Priority mail and the Post office will even pay for the boxes! Shame on you Dewar's. You're not any better than that guy on ebay that starts his bid at $.99 but expects you to pay $35 for the shipping. You can now cross Bakersfield of my list of places to see.

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I am a former employee of Dewars Candy shop. I worked there for about 8 years and the last 3 I was making ice cream. When I first started it was a great place to work, but more recently they have just let things go. There is construction that had sat unfinished for at least 5 months (in the retail customer area). Constantly customers would complain about how bad it looked and were wondering when these things would be completed. The answer the upper management finally gave me after I wrote them a letter about everything, was that "someday" it would be done. They said there "interior designer" was a flake and i said why don't you just get a new one. They replied "It's too hard to find someone to do that." The person they had doing it was a friend of a freind which is their first mistake. So the final word on it was they have no idea when it will be completed. The managers that are supposed to be "managing" only go upfront with the employees for maybe an hour a day, and the rest of the time they are on the computer upstairs or off doing something else. When I first started the mangager was always around and without the manager being there, who are they managing exactly, themselves? Another thing is if something is wrong in the customer area that needs attention the upper management never hears about it because the managers who should be with the employees never let the upper management know. EXTREME lack of communication. Not good for a business like this. I was employed by them for almost 8 years and someone who only had worked there for 3 years was making the exact same as me. When I brought it to the upper managements attention, they said they could not give me a raise because they are not making any money. I find this a little hard to believe if you notice how fast the products have gone up in price. when I first started in 1998 a one pound box of chews was $6.99, and in just 8 years they have nearly doubled in price. On top of that they have two retail store in town now, they sell to brookside marketplace, and also to the Disney store in hollywood. Now that is a lot of stuff in just the 8 years I was there and they said that it is still a small business (it's not nearly as small as they may think). With selling that much stuff in that many different locations they could have afforded to give someone a raise or at least repair the half completed construction in the retail area. So I really don't see how they can justify not having any funds for raises or repairs. The first three years I worked there we got bonuses every Christmas, then all of a sudden one year they stopped giving us bonuses. That was long before they had Disney account and a new store, but yet they say (upper management) there is no profit to better the store or for raises? I just can't see how. The bottom line is it's just not the same business that I started to work for 8 years ago and it's changing for the worse.

Former Employee

PROS: Great tasting Ice Cream and Candy.
CONS: Too expensive and the whole look of the store has gone way downhill.

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★★☆☆☆

I am a former employee of Dewars Candy shop. I worked there for about 8 years and the last 3 I was making ice cream. When I first started it was a great place to work, but more recently they have just let things go. There is construction that had sat unfinished for at least 5 months (in the retail customer area). Constantly customers would complain about how bad it looked and were wondering when these things would be completed. The answer the upper management finally gave me after I wrote them a letter about everything, was that "someday" it would be done. They said there "interior designer" was a flake and i said why don't you just get a new one. They replied "It's too hard to find someone to do that." The person they had doing it was a friend of a freind which is their first mistake. So the final word on it was they have no idea when it will be completed. The managers that are supposed to be "managing" only go upfront with the employees for maybe an hour a day, and the rest of the time they are on the computer upstairs or off doing something else. When I first started the mangager was always around and without the manager being there, who are they managing exactly, themselves? Another thing is if something is wrong in the customer area that needs attention the upper management never hears about it because the managers who should be with the employees never let the upper management know. EXTREME lack of communication. Not good for a business like this. I was employed by them for almost 8 years and someone who only had worked there for 3 years was making the exact same as me. When I brought it to the upper managements attention, they said they could not give me a raise because they are not making any money. I find this a little hard to believe if you notice how fast the products have gone up in price. when I first started in 1998 a one pound box of chews was $6.99, and in just 8 years they have nearly doubled in price. On top of that they have two retail store in town now, they sell to brookside marketplace, and also to the Disney store in hollywood. Now that is a lot of stuff in just the 8 years I was there and they said that it is still a small business (it's not nearly as small as they may think). With selling that much stuff in that many different locations they could have afforded to give someone a raise or at least repair the half completed construction in the retail area. So I really don't see how they can justify not having any funds for raises or repairs. The first three years I worked there we got bonuses every Christmas, then all of a sudden one year they stopped giving us bonuses. That was long before they had Disney account and a new store, but yet they say (upper management) there is no profit to better the store or for raises? I just can't see how. The bottom line is it's just not the same business that I started to work for 8 years ago and it's changing for the worse.

Former Employee

PROS: Great tasting Ice Cream and Candy.
CONS: Too expensive and the whole look of the store has gone way downhill.

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An old fashioned ice ceamery. They have delicious ice cream and candies, all made from scratch. My favorite is their cookies and cream ice cream with marshmallow topping, Very delicious. Also good is the George's Special, a milkshake with bananas, walnuts, and chocolate syrup. The service is decent, could be a bit friendlier but nice nonetheless.

PROS: Homeade ice cream and candies.
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4
★★★★☆

An old fashioned ice ceamery. They have delicious ice cream and candies, all made from scratch. My favorite is their cookies and cream ice cream with marshmallow topping, Very delicious. Also good is the George's Special, a milkshake with bananas, walnuts, and chocolate syrup. The service is decent, could be a bit friendlier but nice nonetheless.

PROS: Homeade ice cream and candies.
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Made her exclusively in Bakersfield, this is probably the most well known candy shop around, it is a legend! I send these candies to family that are out of town as gifts and they always want more....My daughter and my Mother ask for these special at Christmas! Their chewy candies are heavenly and one of those secret indulgences. A great buy, nicely packaged, as a special treat for yourself or as gifts, they are one of Bakersfield's best home town things going!

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★★★★★

Made her exclusively in Bakersfield, this is probably the most well known candy shop around, it is a legend! I send these candies to family that are out of town as gifts and they always want more....My daughter and my Mother ask for these special at Christmas! Their chewy candies are heavenly and one of those secret indulgences. A great buy, nicely packaged, as a special treat for yourself or as gifts, they are one of Bakersfield's best home town things going!

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Dewar's makes candy like no one else...everything is made by hand the old-fashioned way, and you can taste the difference. They are most famous for their "chews" which come in a variety of flavors and are similar in consistency to taffy but oh-so-much-better. My favorite are the peanut butter and peppermint. Boxes of chews are especially great for holiday gifts--be prepared because everyone you give them to will request more next year! Another treat is visiting Dewar's downtown for ice cream. It's truly an old-fashioned soda counter with tempting treats and a great staff--try the "Black and White" first (chocolate ice cream covered with marshmallow cream, vanilla ice ream covered with hot fudge...need I say more?) They conduct tours for kids and grown-ups, too, and it's well worth checking out...my kids were AMAZED at the huge candy machines and loved watching the ladies make chocolate turtles.

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★★★★★

Dewar's makes candy like no one else...everything is made by hand the old-fashioned way, and you can taste the difference. They are most famous for their "chews" which come in a variety of flavors and are similar in consistency to taffy but oh-so-much-better. My favorite are the peanut butter and peppermint. Boxes of chews are especially great for holiday gifts--be prepared because everyone you give them to will request more next year! Another treat is visiting Dewar's downtown for ice cream. It's truly an old-fashioned soda counter with tempting treats and a great staff--try the "Black and White" first (chocolate ice cream covered with marshmallow cream, vanilla ice ream covered with hot fudge...need I say more?) They conduct tours for kids and grown-ups, too, and it's well worth checking out...my kids were AMAZED at the huge candy machines and loved watching the ladies make chocolate turtles.

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I agree with the other posters this is the best icecream in town. In fact the best I have ever had. They have a huge selection and many different flavors and sundaies. The line can get long and it can get crowded but I would wait everytime since this stuff is the best around.

5
★★★★★

I agree with the other posters this is the best icecream in town. In fact the best I have ever had. They have a huge selection and many different flavors and sundaies. The line can get long and it can get crowded but I would wait everytime since this stuff is the best around.

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This has to be the best icecream around. The stuff is delicious there is nothing else lie it! They have two locations in town and I like going to both of them. The staff is really nice and you can buy the icecream by the gallon if you want to take some home. It is amazing, everyone should have a chance to try this stuff. They also have great chews which are excellent candies and very convienent to give out as gifts.

5
★★★★★

This has to be the best icecream around. The stuff is delicious there is nothing else lie it! They have two locations in town and I like going to both of them. The staff is really nice and you can buy the icecream by the gallon if you want to take some home. It is amazing, everyone should have a chance to try this stuff. They also have great chews which are excellent candies and very convienent to give out as gifts.

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Dewars is a place I wish they had everyone. I tell everyone about their icecream it is the absolute best of any icecream I have ever tasted. Prices are cheap to. It does get busy in here and dont forget to grab a number when you walk in the door. This location is kind of small but it doesnt matter to me because I usually just order it to go.

5
★★★★★

Dewars is a place I wish they had everyone. I tell everyone about their icecream it is the absolute best of any icecream I have ever tasted. Prices are cheap to. It does get busy in here and dont forget to grab a number when you walk in the door. This location is kind of small but it doesnt matter to me because I usually just order it to go.

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All i can say is they have the best icemilk i have ever had. It is low fat and you dont loose out on flavor because it is low fat. I like all of the different types that they have. This store dosnt not get five stars because it is so small and always very crowded inside. It is hard to get a seat and you have to wait in line for awhile before you get helped. But based on the icecream alone I would rate it a five. They have the best tasting stuff I have ever had.

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★★★★☆

All i can say is they have the best icemilk i have ever had. It is low fat and you dont loose out on flavor because it is low fat. I like all of the different types that they have. This store dosnt not get five stars because it is so small and always very crowded inside. It is hard to get a seat and you have to wait in line for awhile before you get helped. But based on the icecream alone I would rate it a five. They have the best tasting stuff I have ever had.

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Dewars icecream parlor has the best icecream in town by far. You cannot find anything like it anywhere else. There are a couple of locations in town but this is the one that has been around the longest. The have many different flavors and some great deserts. This is the best place to go to satisfy your sweet tooth.

5
★★★★★

Dewars icecream parlor has the best icecream in town by far. You cannot find anything like it anywhere else. There are a couple of locations in town but this is the one that has been around the longest. The have many different flavors and some great deserts. This is the best place to go to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Dewars sells both icecream and candy. It is excellent stuff. They have a lot of flavors and they are all unique. I especially love their bananna splits they are the best I have had anywhere. The store does get really busy and you have to take a number, it can be hard to sit down and eat in the store. But the taste of this icecream is well worth the wait. I believe they have two locations in town this particular one is much smaller than the new shop that opened a few years ago. This is outstanding stuff.

5
★★★★★

Dewars sells both icecream and candy. It is excellent stuff. They have a lot of flavors and they are all unique. I especially love their bananna splits they are the best I have had anywhere. The store does get really busy and you have to take a number, it can be hard to sit down and eat in the store. But the taste of this icecream is well worth the wait. I believe they have two locations in town this particular one is much smaller than the new shop that opened a few years ago. This is outstanding stuff.

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This place has really good icecream I love getting an ice cream sundae from here. They have the best toppings and the service is quick. They can get busy at times and sometimes you have to grab a number and wait in line but its never for a really long time.

4
★★★★☆

This place has really good icecream I love getting an ice cream sundae from here. They have the best toppings and the service is quick. They can get busy at times and sometimes you have to grab a number and wait in line but its never for a really long time.

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They have the best icecream and best candy chews in town. The icecream is very unique. They also sell icemilk which is low fat and best of all tastes great. Everyone should check this place out they are great! I love their pepermint icecream you cannot find anything like it anywhere else in town.

5
★★★★★

They have the best icecream and best candy chews in town. The icecream is very unique. They also sell icemilk which is low fat and best of all tastes great. Everyone should check this place out they are great! I love their pepermint icecream you cannot find anything like it anywhere else in town.

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Their ice milk is pure heaven and their candy is delicious. Im not crazy about their store. Its not very comfortable, or nice looking. There are usually so many people taking up space at the counter that you can barely give your order. The sales people were sort of friendly. But its all worth it for the good desserts. Their prices are very good and well worth it.

4
★★★★☆

Their ice milk is pure heaven and their candy is delicious. Im not crazy about their store. Its not very comfortable, or nice looking. There are usually so many people taking up space at the counter that you can barely give your order. The sales people were sort of friendly. But its all worth it for the good desserts. Their prices are very good and well worth it.

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