Preston's Candy and Ice Cream Celebrates 65 Years

Raziel Ungar

Raziel Ungar

October 30th, 2011 - 1 min read

Preston's Candy & Ice Cream is one of Burlingame's favorite places to buy freshly made ice cream and tasty candy. Preston's was founded in 1946 by Art Preston, and after serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he used a GI Bill loan to open his own candy store, and Preston's has been in business at the same location ever since, bringing delicious tastes and wholesome confections to residents of Burlingame and the surrounding counties, and around the world.

Art retired in 1997, but since then he's been passing along his candy-making expertise and internationally acclaimed recipes to the new candy artisan/owner, Irene Preston (coincidentally, they're not related!) Irene continues to ensure that everything Preston's makes candy in small batches to ensure freshness and high quality.

Preston's Candies have won many international awards, including the Grand Champion Medallion of the International Truffle Competition for three years in a row, as well as numerous awards in the Retail Confectioners International competition.

Of course you can order your sweet treats online, but you’ll want to visit the store during regular business hours. For a special treat, come see the candy-making and chocolate dipping processes which takes place in the Broadway, Burlingame store on weekday mornings. You'll find a traditional storefront candy and ice cream shop "hiding" a bustling kitchen crowded with antique but hardworking equipment, and dark and milk chocolate dipping lines upstairs!

To see Raziel's BurlingameBuzz video about Preston's, watch below.


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