Small Town Gem: Anderson’s Candy Shop

Small Town Gem:  Anderson’s Candy Shop
... surprises of wandering the byways of America is discovering that there are local purveyors of handmade goodies. One of ‘em is Anderson’s candy Shop, 10301 Main Street, Richmond, Illinois (map). Founded in 1919 in Chicago, Arthur Anderson moved his operation to this northwest suburb in 1926. Owned by the same family for four generations, this is a place where everything is made on site. When I was there, I watched three women hand-dip chocolates. This isn’t a production line kind...
June 25th, 2010 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 1
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Owyhee Idaho Spud

Owyhee Idaho Spud
... specialties aren’t found only in restaurants. Driving through Colorado last year, I stopped along I-70 to pick up some refreshment, and saw a candy bar I’d never noticed before: the Owyhee Idaho Spud. In the interests of research (of course!), I bought a couple to review. It does (sorta) look like an actual Idaho spud: the candy bar was (sorta) potato-shaped, and (sorta) looked potato-ish, with tiny coconut shards covering a dark chocolate shape filled with some sort of unidentifiable...
June 12th, 2010 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 1
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Celebrate a Chocolate Covered Easter in Phoenix

Celebrate a Chocolate Covered Easter in Phoenix
... and tarts. Order online, or purchase at Un Bacio Ristorante (map) in Scottsdale. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory For amazing fudge, caramel and candy apples and pretty much anything yummy dipped in chocolate, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is your place.  When I’m shopping at the Outlets at Anthem, I never miss an opportunity to buy one of their sweet treats.  Their gift boxes of assorted chocolates make a great hostess gift and a great way to sample their handmade chocolates.  There have...
March 25th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: candy, Easter

Best Chocolate Shops in Orange County

Best Chocolate Shops in Orange County
... mine that I didn’t discover until I moved to California.  With everything from prepackaged heart and teddy bear shaped boxes of chocolates, candy lollipops, foil chocolate hearts, and custom boxes, See’s is a great choice. Prices range from $5.25 (“Red Mini Assortment) to $132 (4 lbs. and over 95 pieces of candy in the “Red Romantic Heart). Godiva Chocolatier, various locations in Orange County Mostly chocolate lollipops and boxed candy, you can get smaller boxes with 6-12...
January 15th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 1
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