Fun Facts


Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Produces Over 1 Million Smidgen Packs a Year

With approximately 36 Smidgens® in each pack, that's more than 36 million individual Smidgens® and more than 900,000 pounds of chocolate every year!

In 1 Hour, Over 600 Smidgen Packs Are Made

That's more than 21,600 individual Smidgens® an hour, 360 individual Smidgens® are born a minute, 6 Smidgens® are born a second!

The First Smidgen Flavor was Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter

For nearly 10 years the only flavor of Smidgen® available was Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter. The next flavor that was introduced was Solid Milk Chocolate. Milk Chocolate Caramel, Solid Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Raspberry soon followed.

Smidgens Have Always Been Made in Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates has had 3 manufacturing locations since 1936, all within a 10-mile radius of each other in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Mark Avenue in Scranton, Drinker Street in Dunmore and the Keystone Industrial Park in Dunmore. Smidgens® were first produced at the Drinker Street location in 1984, then in 1988 production began at the Keystone Industrial Park location. Smidgens® are truly a Northeastern Pennsylvania speciality!

Dunmore Pennsylvania
Mark Avenue location
Drinker Street location
Keystone Industrial Park location
From left: The original house on Mark Avenue in Scranton where Gertrude Hawk started her business in 1936, in 1961 the manufacutring facility and store on Drinker Street in Dunmore opened and the current 170,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the Keystone Industrial Park in Dunmore.

A Smidgen by Any Other Name is Not a Smidgen!

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates trademarked the name Smidgen® in 1994. You won't find any other chocolates or candies called Smidgens®. They are sold exclusively by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates!

Smidgens Are Most Popular During Easter Time

Smidgens® have been a staple in Easter baskets for 30 years. The classic bunny shape is hard to resist! Followed closely by Christmas, Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Spring & Summer.

The Most Popular Smidgen Flavor is Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Smidgens® have always been the #1 flavor among customers. Proof that the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter can stand the test of time!

Smidgens Are Sold Across the Entire United States

While Gertrude Hawk Chocolates only has retail stores in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, people all across the United States enjoy Smidgens®. All Smidgens® are offered through the online store at GertrudeHawkChocolates.com. One of the most popular states where Smidgens® are enjoyed is Florida!