About Us

Welcome to Bitterman Eye Candy and Vintage Market!  Come visit our showroom where you can find a huge selection of delicious candies as well as numerous great displays full of wonderful vintage items hand-selected by some of Kansas City’s finest vendors!

We are located at:

3107 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64109

And our store hours are:

Thursday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

December 18th, 2012

For nearly 77 years, the Bitterman Family has been practicing their sweet business. It all started in 1936, when Bernard Bitterman had a small penny peanut route on the streetcars of Kansas City. Not long after, Bitterman & Son’s grew into a staple of KC business. The current owner, Alan Bitterman, started full time with the company in 1956. His wife Marilyn, soon joined Alan, operating candy store in Kansas City’s downtown district. The two worked diligently at their business and had two children – Stuart and Leslie. Both have chosen the path of their parents and continue to honor the family name with their efforts at the renamed “Bitterman Family Confections.” Through the years we’ve had a total of three candy stores and a successful wholesale business. Our third store, Bitterman’s Eye Candy, opened in late September of 2012. We are located at 31st and Gillham Road in Kansas City, Missouri. In this new adventure, we have recreated the feel of an old-fashioned candy shop, surrounded by space for antiques and vintage goods. This is the first time Bitterman’s has combined candy with anything but more candy! Vintage has become a huge aspect of our business, not just the store. Our independent vendors offer a wide variety – something for everyone! Bitterman’s Eye Candy is an exciting addition to everything we do here, so we hope to see you stop by soon! Alan and Marilyn Bitterman

This blog is a lifestyle blog showcasing things that relate to what we do at Eye Candy. We hope you enjoy reading the blog as much as we love creating it.


5 thoughts on “About Us

  1. My favorite Candy Store. It is good to see familiar faces. I saw you on Fox 4 this morning and decided to check you out. I used to deliver mail to the oak street location many years ago. I had lost track of you. I will be visiting you soon.

  2. Hi,

    I’m interested in talking with Alan Bitterman regarding his being a collector of vintage candy packaging. I believe serveral of his vintage candy wrappers are credited in the 1985 book, The Chocolate Chronicles – by Ray Broekel.

    My name is Jason Liebig, and I’m the writer/publisher of CollectingCandy.com.

    If you could forward this message to him, I’d very much appreciate it.


    Jason Liebig

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