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Cranberry Sweets, Coos Bay

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Farm · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Bandon is Oregon's cranberry capital, and for years these beautiful red berries were harvested from the bogs only to find relative obscurity. Some were crushed and filtered into fruit drinks. Others were bagged, frozen and enjoyed maybe a few times a year. There had to be a kinder fate; a way to enjoy their tangy taste year-round.

Finally, in 1962, Dorothy Johnson, a Bandon resident, invented a way to capture the cranberry's unique tang in a candy that leaves our competitors baffled and our tasteful customers coming back for more. My father, Clifford Shaw, purchased the recipe in 1974. Cranberry Sweets & MoreĀ® was born.

In the decades since, we've developed literally hundreds of unique fruit candies and chocolates, relying on time-honored recipes and traditional candymaking methods. All our candies are still made by hand, in small batches, using only the finest natural ingredients.

If you're in the area, be sure to stop by our stores, where free samples of our products are always in good supply. We're located in Bandon's historic Old Town and in Coos Bay's Empire District.
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  • Boutique family-owned shop and visible candy factory with many delicious berries and chocolate confections of all types. They also have popcorns, pretzels and taffies. Their specialty is their...  more »
  • Chocolates are reminiscent of the old See's shops. The jellied parts where insanely good. Cranberry, wonder flavored, beer flavored..... CHEESE FUDGE insanely great. Knowledgeable friendly staff, tons of samples... Gotta try the Sea Foam! Loved this place.
  • This place was a total surprise! Much bigger on the inside than I thought it would be from the outside. Samples can be found throughout and I am so glad. Items I thought for sure I would like, weren't for me, and items I never would have purchased without the samples, were amazing! Prices are reasonable, and staff were pleasant. The rocky road is AMAZING! I just wish actual chocolate samples were offered, from the case area. I did not see any and no one offered me any when I was looking at the case. I know our local See's candy shops are quick to offer chocolate samples as soon as you walk in the door, so that was a bit disappointing. I also got the impression that the fruit stuff was their 'thing' but it wasn't mine. That being said, everyone's tastes are different and this place is definitely worth a stop! I know we'll be back.

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