A Maine Tradition for 150 Years
150 years ago, John Seavey of Seavey’s Candy’s introduced Maine to a unique treat he called the “Needham.” Made with a coconut and potato...
Handcrafted Needhams - Maine's Traditional Potato Candy
Preserving, revitalizing and expanding the tradition of the Maine Needham
The Maine Needham Company started circa 2007 in a small kitchen in Norway, Maine. The original owner, Linda, put her heart and soul into her Needham-making business and perfected her recipe to be, in our humble opinion, the best tasting Needham in Maine.
But life brings change, and Linda's story took her on to bigger and better adventures.
That's where our story began…
We’re Gerard and Malaika, and in the spring of 2019, we moved the Maine Needham Company to our home in Saco, Maine, where we’ve lived and raised our family for over three decades. Our state-certified kitchen houses the “chocolate factory” where we produce our Needhams. Our dream is to one day expand to the point of needing to move our operation to an off-site facility in our home town.
We are a licensed LLC and are committed to preserving, revitalizing, and expanding the tradition of the Maine Needham for future generations. We continue to serve Linda’s faithful customers throughout Western and Central Maine and parts of New Hampshire and are looking to expand into Southern Maine and beyond.
We hope you'll be part of taking this story into its "happily ever after.”
Special thanks to Black Magic Media Development for producing our video.