Born in 1917, Frederick Hebert purchased a copper kettle, knife, thermometer, table, marble slab and stove for eleven dollars. For thirty years, he developed and manufactured candies, selling them to small neighborhood stores throughout Central Massachusetts.Childhood memories revisited The Hebert Candy Mansion is an institution. There's shopping for candy, an ice cream parlor (make your own sundaes), and seasonal activities. Santa and the Easter Bunny make annual appearances. You can have birthday parties there, too. So much more than just a candy store.