Born in a recession, this beloved confectionery has found sweet success.  

Gardnerville native Mindy Miller always enjoyed crafting sweets, but when she and her husband Larry became unemployed in 2009 during the recession, she decided it was time to become professional confectioners. Mindy began making honeycomb sweets and her signature Nevada-shaped toffees for local businesses during the holidays, but once clients started asking for candy outside of the season, she knew she was on to something.  

Today, Tahoe Candy Co. confections are available in 45 locations. The handmade candies are found in gift shops, markets, and bakeries around Lake Tahoe, Carson City, and Reno. Tahoe Candy Co. has also expanded its product line and now makes a bit of everything including almond clusters, caramel corn, s’mores bark, peanut brittle, and assorted boxes and gift baskets.  

Mindy thinks a secret to the company’s success is the local appeal; customers keep coming back for the small-batch, homemade experience, and the opportunity to support a small business. They also appreciate the gift-like packaging that makes for the perfect present on any occasion. 

To see where products are available or to order online, visit  

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