It’s Thanksgiving here in the US which means turkey dinner and all the fixings including more desserts than we normally indulge in at one time.
Thinking about desserts, which I always am, here are some doors to a local candy store, Lickee’s & Chewy’s Candies & Creamery, that I visited last week. This 5,000 square foot candy store is located in the Cocheco Mills around the corner from the NH Children’s Museum.
Candy stores always call to me. I want to check them out, see how they are arranged, and look at the quality and prices. Why? I grew up next door to a candy store. I’d take soda bottles back for cash, buy penny candy, and sit on the stoop of my apartment and savor the sugary treat. That was life in the city back then.
Lickee’s & Chewy’s reminded me a lot of Chutters candy store in Littleton, NH, but on steroids – lots of bulk candy products poured into baskets. I’m not their intended customer, they are marketing to the families visiting the NH Children’s Museum and the Noggin Factory Toy Store around the corner.
Today, with a grandson with nut allergies, I’m always looking to see if they have a peanut free section. There was a single bookcase with some items from a couple of manufacturers like Vermont Nut Free Chocolates. I thought their prices were high – one item, a single piece of nut-free chocolate, was $10.95.
As our landscape continues to be occupied with gigantic box stores and the dramatic increase in online shopping, I wish them and all small business owners the very best.
Remember: this Saturday is Small Business Saturday – shop local.
If you’re on the road this holiday weekend, travel safely, and as always thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors – November 22, 2018