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
As the COVID-19 situation continues to impact our daily lives more and more, we want to assure our customers that we are still taking online orders. However, we will have to CLOSE our gift shop that is located on the property to customers at this point in time. The monastery is located in the country, outside of the city and we are cloistered, which means we are very limited in contact with people and so we are doing our part to social distance ourselves, taking every precaution when it comes to the safety of our nuns, employees, volunteers, the candy factory and our candy products. We will keep you updated with any changes and we will continue to pray for all those in our world affected by COVID-19 and for all of those who are working tirelessly to ensure our safety and well being! Blessings!