OVER 60 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Our wealth of experience in making sweets speaks for its self in the delicious taste of our handmade sweets!

THOUSANDS OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS

We have been making sweets for over 60 years and have many thousands of happy customers, who always come back for more!

EVERY SWEET HANDMADE

We make handmade sweets using our traditional family recipe. Every sweet is made with care and attention.

NO QUIBBLE TASTE GUARANTEE

We are so confident you’ll love our sweets that we offer a full refund in the unlikely event you are unhappy with your purchase.

OUR FAMILY BUSINESS

The story of Jenny’s starts with Jenny Paterson.

When running a sweet shop in Fountainbridge Edinburgh, in the 1950s and 60’s, she approached two young men working in Mackay’s Sweetie Factory, also in Fountainbridge, and asked them to join her to start Jenny’s Homemade Sweets at new premises in Jocks Lodge.

On 16th May 1961, Walter Innes and Pat Keggie became partners in this exciting new business venture.

When Jenny retired the men continued to work hard building up Jenny’s reputation as the best supplier of delicious boiled sweets, soft and sweet Edinburgh Rock, puff candy, tablet, macaroon and Jenny’s famous Rhubarb Rock.
It was hard work but they enjoyed growing Jenny’s together for the next 27 years.

In 1989 Walter sadly passed away, and Pat, continued, without his best friend and partner.

Still using these traditional recipes Pat trained new sugar boilers over the years and today Ian McDonald, our head sugar boiler, is passing on these skills to a new generation. Dari Zdada is the latest of these young sugar boilers to come through the ranks.

Pat continued running the business until he passed away 2 years ago aged 80!
Now the next generation of Walter and Pat’s family are taking the business forward.

Pat’s family have taken over the running of the business. His son Peter and daughter Lorraine, now the Company Directors, are keen to keep Jenny’s traditional and yet adapt to a changing market.

Sandra McDonald – Walter’s daughter has worked in the factory for 30 years. Mainly in the office, but also on the floor when an extra pair of hands is required bringing the rock off the Rostaplast.

Like all the Innes and Keggie children, going to “The Factory” to work during the summer holidays was just the norm! The envy of all their friends!

JENNY

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PAT & WALTER IN THE FACTORY

JENNY & WALTER IN THE SHOP

Jennys Shop

PAT IN THE FACTORY

Pat in the factory

WHO WE ARE

Jenny’s has been going from strength to strength. We have new staff, Martin Johnston joined our team last year working with Ian McDonald our long term sugar boiler. Amazingly Martin worked at Jenny’s years ago and was trained by Pat. We are delighted to have him back.

Ian and Martin run the factory floor and are keen to try new flavours to keep up with the ever new and changing tastes of our customers.

Our newest and most exciting flavours include Gin & Tonic , Peach Bellini , Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada , these have been “ tried and tasted “ and are going down really well . We’ve also added Chilli flavoured sweets, Banoffee and Coffee & Cream to our current range. Emily Starbuck also joined the team, working mainly in stock allocation and distribution.

We have a great team at Jenny’s taking us forward for the next 60 years!!

“We are a family business with a long tradition and rich history in making handmade boiled sweets. As the new generation, we will continue these traditions and maybe start some new ones of our own, moving forward with a whole new generation of sweets for everyone to enjoy.”