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No one wants to receive melted chocolate–we get that. Learn more about how we ship your package so it arrives looking just as it did coming out of the kitchen.

  • We are very pleased to now offer UPS services for safe and timely delivery of your chocolates. We recommend choosing UPS for all mailing addresses (note: deliveries to PO Boxes must use USPS Priority Mail).  Delivery time for UPS Ground is 1-6 business days (see map below). Delivery time for UPS 3 Day Select is 3 days or less.
    Effective January 19, 2021
    : UPS is not guaranteeing delivery dates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • USPS Priority Mail must be used for any package being sent to PO Boxes. Effective January 19, 2021: USPS Priority Mail continues to experience severe delays in their ability to deliver packages in their quoted 1-3 day estimates. We continue to offer this service for those sending to PO Boxes but we recommend using UPS for all other packages. Unfortunately, we can no longer guarantee delivery via USPS Priority Mail.
  • Order processing time may take up to three business days.
  • Our chocolates are packaged to withstand shipping from coast to coast. To ensure optimal delivery, each package is carefully wrapped and padded to protect our chocolates.
  • When shipping in warmer weather, we use frozen gel packs and an insulated container to keep your chocolates from melting. To prevent melting, orders received Wednesday-Friday will ship the following Monday to reduce the time spent in transit and ensure your candy's safe arrival.
  • Timely delivery is optimized when orders are placed 10 days prior to a holiday.
  • Due to the perishable nature of our chocolates, we are unable to ship outside the US.

Shipping Rates Per Recipient Address

Product Total UPS Ground UPS 3 Day USPS Priority Mail

Up to $39.99

$5.00

$16.95

$5.00

$40.00 - $64.99

$5.00

$25.95

$5.00

$65.00 - $99.99

Free

$32.95

Free

$100 - $149.99

Free

$38.95

Free

$150.00 +

Free

$43.95

Free

Warm Weather Shipping - May 1 through September 30

 

  • When shipping in warmer weather, a $5.00 fee will be added to your shipping rate and your chocolates will be sent in an insulated container with gel packs to keep your chocolates from melting.
  • To prevent melting, orders received Wednesday-Friday will ship the following Monday to reduce the time spent in transit and ensure your candy's safe arrival.

We guarantee you'll love them.

Josh Early Candies® unconditionally guarantees the freshness and quality of our products. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, we will either replace your purchase or refund your money. Our candy is made fresh, contains no preservatives and is best when consumed in a timely manner.

Our Locations

Allentown,

Pennsylvania

Josh Early Candies has been an Allentown institution since 1945. On September 23, 1986 we opened the doors to our Tilghman St location and it remains our flagship store to this day. We welcome you to come visit!

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Our Locations

Bethlehem,

Pennsylvania

After years of building a dedicated customer base from our Allentown establishment, one store just wasn't enough. In 1982 we opened our Bethlehem store to accommodate the Lehigh Valley's growing demand for fresh chocolates and candies. We welcome you to come visit us today!

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What makes Josh Early different from other chocolatiers?

Fresh ingredients, small batch family recipes and an unwavering commitment to quality is what has made us a family favorite for over 5 generations.