Our Story

in the 1990s, our owner, jessica kost, learned to make fudge by watching and helping her grandmother. today, jess uses that same old-fashioned recipe, adding some creative brainstorming, and then experimenting with new ingredients to create dozens of different fudge flavors! she has also expanded her product line to include other sweets and chocolates for everyone to enjoy!

Once sweet 717 was established and the products were introduced at local fairs and festivals, dabbling in “doing fudge” full time started to become more of a reality. A stroll through the Broad Street Market in 2015 opened a whole new window of opportunity for Jess and sweet 717!

Our product line has grown to include something fun and special for all ages! Fudge is the steadfast treat, but we have a smattering of other sweets too. Enjoy our handmade fluffs, more commonly known as marshmallows,our puffs, which are our version of quickly spun, organic cotton candy, perks, which are chocolate-covered espresso beans, toffee, and nonpareils!

Our goal is to collaborate locally with other small businesses and entrepreneurs, so you will often find us retailing products from local friends, which allows us to offer items like speciality lemonades and cookies.

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