RGW Candy Company

Atlanta, Illinois


In the 1930’s two brothers, David & Bob Wertheim, were quite well known around central Illinois for being confectioner’s of new & delightfully tasty candies. Unfortunately, about 1934, they had a falling out of sorts over a young lady, Nancy Hoblit, from Atlanta, IL. Although the two brothers would go their separate ways, David to the state of Washington, & Bob to Atlanta to marry his sweetheart, both continued to dabble in candy making.

Along about 1948 Robert G. (Bob) Wertheim, officially started R.G.W. Candy Company making his own confections & a few select items from recipes last published in 1908. His son, Tom Wertheim continued the tradition for the 2nd generation; and in 2016, Amy Wertheim, Bob’s granddaughter, became the 3rd generation to continue the legacy of only the simple ingredients required to make the candy the way it used to be made - without preservatives, flavorings, modern chemistry, or machinery. We offer you “regular old candy”, hand-made & hand-dipped especially for you.





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January 12th, 2022

Folks ask why our vanilla isn't clear like the commercial kind; because we include the caviar from the vanilla beans in each bottle. 💚💚💚

December 22nd, 2021

Wishing everyone a wonderful and joyful Merry Christmas!! Thank you for all your support and orders this past year.

December 20th, 2021

We are sold out of the 1/2# Christmas Gift Tins, but we still have 1# & 2# tins available.

November 14th, 2021

We added a few more available pies for pre-order Thanksgiving.

October 25th, 2021

By popular request, we are offering our Famous 4-Nut Pie, our version of the Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving Pre-Order. Limited quantities.

October 25th, 2021

The count down to the Specialty Cream release is under way..... stay turned for the unveiling on Nov 1st ! ! ! !

October 18th, 2021

We've bought out the orchard ... so it's the LAST WEEK for Carmel Apples....what is posted as available is it... Thanks for a great season!!

October 10th, 2021

Get your Caramel Apples while they last - our apple supply from the local orchard is out!!

October 8th, 2021

We had a plethora of apples ripen up, so it's another sale on caramel apples!!

October 4th, 2021

St Louis ~ the next Caramel Apple delivery will be Tuesday, October 12th....

September 23rd, 2021

Fall Sampler Tin now available. Unsure which candy is your favorite ~ try our 1/2# Sampler with all the varieties. 🙂

September 3rd, 2021

Holy cow!! We got a great deal on apples this week, so we're passing our savings on to you!! $1 / off any variety. Yeah 🙂

August 30th, 2021

Central IL -- Caramel Apples are again available to order!!! 🙂

August 24th, 2021

For all of our St Louis fans ~ Caramel Apples are back in stock; available for delivery on Aug. 31st.

August 2nd, 2021

ATTENTION CENTRAL IL -- Due to a Covid issue @ St. Louis hub, we have EXTRA CARAMEL APPLES this week; so we're offering a $1 off to you!!

August 1st, 2021

It's August 1st & that means we're cooking up our first batch of Caramel Apples today!! Which is your favorite? Plain, Nut or Chocolate-Nut?

July 29th, 2021

It's Caramel Apple time!! Order yours today ~ if you have any special requests (no sprinkles), just send us a note -- we're happy to do so!

July 26th, 2021

Hey, St. Louis, you can now order.... CARAMEL APPLES!!!

July 21st, 2021

Let the count down begin!!! CARAMEL APPLES will again be available to order starting Wed, July 28; delivery for the first week of August

June 27th, 2021

Sea Salt Caramels are back in stock!! 🙂