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
Customers have fun making their candy selections.
Customers have fun making their candy selections.
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Bellevue KY
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Cincinnati - Ohio - US

CINCINNATI - June 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Witt’s End Candy Emporium, an old-fashioned candy store in a general store setting, opened recently in Bellevue, Ky., to bring smiles and memories and childish delight to everyone. Located at 305 Fairfield Avenue in the historic Fairfield Avenue District, the shop has custom-designed and hand-built cabinets lined with dozens of glass jars filled with an assortment of retro, bulk and novelty candy, plus barrels brimming with nostalgia: Mary Janes, Caramel Creams (Bull’s-eyes), Bit-O-Honeys, Smarties, Sixlets, Laffy Taffy, LemonHeads and more. Visit www.facebook.com/WittsEndCandyEmporium for information about store hours.

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’s lunch” in the coal mines of Kentucky.) There are also special displays for the store’s classic soda selections, including Dad’s Root Beer, Pop Shoppe and Sprecher’s, and for its Decade boxes, each filled with an assortment of candies from the 1950s through the 1990s.

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/WittsEndCandyEmporium for updates, images and additional information.


Kathy Witt (mailto:KathyWitt24@gmail.com), Owner, 859-750-7668, Witt’s End Candy Emporium

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ABOUT WITT’S END CANDY EMPORIUM (http://www.wittsendcandy.com/), BELLEVUE, KY
│ Witt’s End Candy Emporium is an old-fashioned candy store in a general store setting located in Bellevue, Ky.’s, historic Fairfield Avenue District. Barrels, baskets and jars brim with nostalgia: BB Bats, Malted Milk Balls, Mary Janes, MoonPies, Gummy Bears, Bit-O-Honeys, Wax Lips, Pixie Stix, Jacks, marbles, yo-yos, puzzles and more. We have retro and bulk candy, fresh popcorn and cotton candy, old-fashioned toys and bottled soft drinks, Decade boxes, customizable gift packs and snack packs. Wedding candy buffets, party favors and school color candies. Mail order gifts. A Birthday Party Room/meeting space holds up to 10 and is equipped with chalkboard wall and flat screen TV/Blu-ray Player. Come on in. You’ll swear Willy Wonka and Raggedy Ann live here. www.facebook.com/WittsEndCandyEmporium

Kathy Witt
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