In 1916, Polish immigrants, Joseph and Lottie Helminiak founded Quality Candy Shoppes in Milwaukee, WI. They opened a chocolate and ice cream shoppe in what was to become one of the most popular shopping areas in Milwaukee on Mitchell Street. Today, using the same superior ingredients, fine confections are manufactured for 4 company owned retail stores in southeastern Wisconsin and a nation-wide wholesale division. Using premium, pure, Swiss-style chocolate and premier nuts from around the world, these traditional old world recipes have won state and national awards.

The tradition of family integrity and premium quality products continues! We are honored to give Joseph and Lottie their own brand.

Thank you Joseph and Lottie! 


buddy squirrel

Buddy Squirrel, a family tradition since 1916, is celebrating 100 years of providing fine chocolates, gourmet nuts, and confectionary snacks.  

joseph & lottie

Handcrafted Assorted Dark & Milk Chocolate Covered Crémes,Cherry Cordials, Pecan Tads , Butter Almond Toffee, White Fudgies

"Exquisite, silky, rich chocolates…reserved for those who expect nothing less than perfection."


quality candy shoppes

Perfect for the person with a sweet tooth! Try our Signature boxed chocolates with award-winning, one of a kind, specialty chocolates in their own distinctive and colorful design, or if you believe variety is the spice of life, try our home-style assorted chocolate boxes. There is something for everyone in these elegant gift boxes. And...if you're looking for sugar free, the treasures inside this collection are so good, you won't believe they're sugar free. A beautiful sheer ribbon adds a touch of whimsy to each attractive gift box.