Our candy is made and sold by the contemplative nuns of Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey in Dubuque, Iowa. Also known as “Trappistine Creamy Caramels” for our signature caramel candies, our candy shop also offers chocolate-coated caramels, mint candies, chocolate hazelnut candies, truffles, and caramel sauce. We support ourselves by manual labor, especially by the sale of our candy, which is made with the care and the loving attention to quality we try to bring to the whole of our life. We love our candy and we think you will too!
Reader’s Digest featured us as one of “America's 100 Best.”
“Rarely do we find candy of this caliber.” —Washington Post
The gift shop on our monastery grounds is closed due to the pandemic, but we have a pick-up service in the back of our candy factory. Place your pick-up order on this site and select "Pick-up at abbey" as the shipping method. Or call our answering service: 563-556-5330. 72 hours' notice is needed between placing your order and picking it up. Thank you for your continued support!
Pick-up times through Nov 15:
Tues & Thurs 12–3 p.m.
Nov 15–Dec 20:
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 12–5 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m.–noon
Check back here for schedule changes.