4:34 min October 02, 2023

Shopping in the Poconos: American Candle in Bartonsville, PA

Discover handmade candles, candy, clothing, and much more at American Candle in Bartonsville!

American Candle, celebrating 45 years in business, is not your typical candle shop. Among the 34,000 square feet of retail space is a giant Candy Room, with more than 250 barrels.

“We have European candy and nostalgic old-fashioned candy, like lemon drops and root beer barrels. We also have a great sugar-free section with not just hard candies, but also sugar-free fudge and chocolates. Everyone is a kid when they come to our candy room,” smiled Susan Hunter, manager.

American Candle also offers a local wine and craft beer section, with all your favorite beverages from the Pocono Mountains and beyond. Rolley’s Ice Cream is another fun experience.

“It’s not only fun to eat, but fun to watch. We make rolled ice cream in a variety of flavors such as cookies and cream and strawberries and whipped cream. For the adults, there is a boozy option where we roll in a shot of alcohol,” Hunter said.

American Candle also has a fine jewelry and collectables room with brands such as Jim Shore, Pandora, and Enewton. There is also a section for men with sports-related products and a line called Dr. Squatch.

“I have been shopping here forever. They always have new products and move merchandise around. You don't know what you are going to see when you come in,” said Kim Staples of Bartonsville.

American Candle also has an impressive candle selection, with products made on-site.

“We have jar candles, pillars, votives, scented tea lights, specialty candles, birthday candles, wedding candles, and more. You name it, it's designed here at American Candle,” Hunter explained.

The women’s boutique is another popular section, with brands such as Vera Bradley, Myra Bags, The Naked Bee, and Dansko.

“We go to different trade shows and are currently looking forward to bringing in fall items. We are a gift shop, but we’re also an attraction that many people don't seem to realize that we have here in the Poconos,” said Kelly Bentzoni, boutique supervisor.