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At Lee's we take our candy pretty seriously. We wouldn't be 75 Years in business if we didn't.
In the early 1900’s, LG Nokleby traveled the country working for the finest confectioneries in order to develop his superior candy recipes. He fostered a motto that has remained to this day: “Never change your quality”. In 1947, with LG’s guidance and experience, he helped his son Lee Nokleby in founding Lee’s Candies in Boise, Idaho. Thanks to the superior confections that Lee produced, the business began to grow. It quickly became a tradition for many families in the Boise area. In 1972, Lee moved his business from its original downtown location to Boise’s first official shopping center, Vista Village, where it remains today.
As a young boy, Lee’s son Curtis began apprenticing for his father. In 1986, Lee passed his apron on, and Curtis took over the business. Curtis weathered many changes in the candy industry, but because he held onto the motto “Never change your quality”, Lee’s continued to maintain its loyal clientele while steadily gaining new customers.
As he approached retirement, Curtis decided to hang up his apron. In 2021, He passed the reins onto a local father-daughter duo, Katie and Ken Fernandez. With the motto “Never change your quality” in mind, Katie and Ken moved forward with the tradition of excellent candy and excellent customer service. The candies and chocolates produced at Lee’s Candies still use the same recipes that LG and Lee developed decades ago. Because, why mess with perfection? To this day, Lee’s candies provides a quality product to its local Boise followers, as well as customers all over the country.