About Our Chocolate Company

Made in Kentucky Since 1964

Kentucky is more than an address for our chocolate company. It's home — it’s where we live, who we are, and how we do business — and it's where we make our chocolates, right here in Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World, the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region — listed in National Geographic Traveler's "50 Best Places of a Lifetime" — and home of the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Wildcats, and Keeneland, the world’s most beautiful thoroughbred race track.  

And from the first Bourbon Chocolate that we made in 1964, up to the present day, Kentucky has inspired us to take a craftsman’s approach to chocolate: creativity, patience, and mastery.

To Bring You the Best.

That's the mission — it’s why we show up every day. To make chocolates that amaze with fresh ingredients and exquisite flavor. A few things have changed over 54 years — what started with Bourbon Chocolates, Bourbon Cherries and Old Fashioned Pulled Creams, has grown to include gourmet truffles, sea salt caramels, chocolate-covered strawberries and grapes, and other delicious chocolates.

And with each new product, our goals are the same: to create something special, and to give you the best experience when buying chocolate online, browsing our retail chocolate stores, or visiting our Kentucky chocolate factory.

Kentucky is our Middle Name.

We search the globe for the freshest, most delicious ingredients, but we are committed to using locally-produced ingredients — milk, cream, honey, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, and bourbon — where possible, seeking out the best and freshest ingredients from local farmers and producers. We also seek out the best Kentucky artists and feature their crafts and artwork in our stores.  

A Kentucky Family Company.

Since Don and Pam Hurt founded the company in 1964, they have been joined by his niece, Julia Kirkpatrick, nephew Bill Hurt¸ as well as great-niece and nephew Will and Katie Hurt. Our Kentucky roots run deep, as our family has lived in Kentucky for more than 200 years.  

Growing up “OKC,” this next generation has been living and breathing a passion for great chocolate ever since they were born.

Founders Don and Pam Hurt Old Kentucky Chocolates

Founders Don and Pam Hurt

The Secret Ingredient.

Browse our gourmet chocolate online, or visit us in Kentucky for a factory tour. Either way, we hope you can take a moment to relax, taste, and discover the secret ingredient in all our chocolates:

We love what we do, and we love to bring you the best.