Candy, Gifts, and Happiness

Sweet Annie's family roots in the candy business began at the end of Prohibition. During the roaring 20's up until 1933, Annie's Great Aunt Margaret was an established bootlegger in South Philadelphia- known for brewing the best "Bathtub Gin" in town. After Prohibition she turned her popularity and well-known address into a candy store. Located on the corner of 22nd and Mifflin streets, across from St. Edmonds Grade School, Margaret and her husband Frank, catered to hundreds of neighborhood children every week. Margaret and Frank operated the store for 25 years up until 1958 when they retired.

Fast Forward to 2019

Having lived in the Ambler/Lower Gwynedd community for 4 years, Annie dreamed of opening a business that would become an integral part of the community while bringing a dose of joy and happiness to it's residents.

With the simple suggestion from her oldest son Liam for "A Candy Shoppe!", the idea for Sweet Annie's was born- and a family tradition continued.