Mortimer Candies has been a landmark in the “Over The Hill” community since 1928. The business was started by Ulric Mortimer, Sr., who first learned to make candies from his mother when he was a child. He was motivated to set up a manufacturing company to provide jobs for young black children in his community. After attending candy college in the United States, he first opened his doors on Hospital Lane, and as his business became more well-known, moved to the location on East Street where Mortimer Candies is today, under the name of “The Best Ever Candy Company”. Mortimer Candies is best known for the mints that made them famous, but they also make and sell other candies, as well as fudge and traditional Bahamian treats. While the manufacturing process is partially automated, many of the candies are made by hand, and the old equipment and recipes used by Ulric Mortimer are still in use today. Mortimer Candies, one of the few manufacturing companies in The Bahamas, is family owned and operated and has been for generations. After many years, it remains a “sweet Bahamian tradition”.