Bring the kids or be a kid!
If candy’s more your style, then look no further than the back of the Mast General Store, where nostalgia will roll over you in waves. Classic candy brands from your childhood surround you while more than a dozen massive wooden barrels offer goodies for every penchant – sweet, chewy, tangy, sour…you name it. The Aussie Style Strawberry Licorice is absolutely amazing, but if you haven’t had Squirrel Nut Zippers (think caramel and vanilla in a peanut-butter type taffy) or Chocolate Ice Cubes (yes, they do melt in your mouth) in a while, you might want to try them first. For a real quirky treat, try a Hammond’s Pigs ‘N Taters Milk Chocolate Candy Bar. It’s filled with bacon and potato chips! Seriously.
Have a hankering for something fresh from the oven? Just half a mile away (near Heritage Green) is Buttercream Bakehouse. Their pastry cases contain the likes of donuts, muffins, cinnamon rolls, , macarons, pound cake, cookies, cheesecake bites, and more. So if you go, you really must buy something. Preferably with buttercream icing.
If you prefer your sweets with a little more salt, then Poppington’s Gourmet Popcorn (also downtown on Main Street) will really hit the spot—or should we say taste buds? Stop in and tell owners Bob and Rose that you need to try their Tuxedo popcorn pronto. (It’s caramel popcorn smothered with both milk and white chocolate. Yum!) For something a little more “out there,” try the cheeseburger and Bloody Mary flavors. They won’t disappoint!