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Old-Fashioned Candy Store Opens on Bellevue, KY’s Historic Fairfield Avenue
Witt’s End Candy Emporium takes visitors back to their childhood
By: Witt’s End Candy Emporium
Owners Kathy and John (the “Candy Man”) Witt hope a visit to the shop takes customers back to their childhood so you’ll see candies that have been childhood favorites for more than a century: BB Bats, Bit-O-Honeys, Black Cows, Butterscotch Discs, Caramel Creams (bull’s eyes), Charleston Chews, Circus Peanuts, Clark Bars, Coconut Slices, French Burnt Peanuts, Goo Goo Clusters, Mallo Cups, Skybars, Sugar Babies, Tootsie Pops and Zagnuts – the list goes on and on through the decades. Candy novelties include Wax Lips, Candy Bracelets, Ring Pops, Icee Spray, Grab-A-Pops, Soda Can six-packs and Toxic Waste, among others. Selections of chocolates, licorice and nuts are available and cotton candy demonstrations take place every weekend.
Because of Kentucky’s connection to the MoonPie, there is a full display devoted to MoonPie snacks and MoonPie merchandise likes coffee mugs, clocks and caps. (Back in the early 1900s, these graham cracker and chocolate cookie confections with the marshmallow filling got their start as the “workingman’
Additionally, shoppers will find classic toys, including jacks, marbles, puzzles, train whistles, knife kits, gliders, boomerangs and more. A limited number of collectible teddy bears and dolls are available and artist-made rag dolls will soon be taking up residence in the store. Pre-assembled and customizable gift and snack packs are also available.
Witt’s End Candy Emporium specializes in the old-fashioned birthday party and has a party room available with chalkboard wall for up to 10 children for Saturday and Sunday birthday parties. Children get to play at the chalkboard wall, decorate their party favor bag and choose their own party favor from the Party Favor Alcove among other activities. The room can accommodate small meetings and is available Tuesday through Friday during the day for community groups.
The store stocks different colors of candies for wedding and event candy bars and party favors as well as candies in area school colors. Visit www.facebook.com/
Kathy Witt (mailto:KathyWitt24@
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