I nearly hit the brakes when I saw it – a real candy store in my hometown. Ferndale recently welcomed Woodward Avenue Candy Shop, at 23337 Woodward Ave., to feed that sugar rush for boys and girls of all ages.
As those you know me best will tell you, I’m a bit of a sweet addict. So walking into a candy shop filled with vintage goodies from my childhood feels just like heaven. On my first visit – a short one – we were on a mission.
We were seeking candy canes for a truffle recipe. The requirement was simple – crush and top truffles with peppermint deliciousness. It was a bit early in the holiday season and there were not yet candy canes to be had but still we were greeted, welcomed and asked our names. And then we were treated to a sample of candy cane ribbons – a worthy substitute.
I knew with one look at those shelves filled with sweets that yes, I’d be back.
And so a whole group of us wound up back at the candy shop last weekend during the Ferndale Ice Festival. We wandered downtown Ferndale’s shops and walked around to see all the ice sculptures. And bam – there we were – in front of Woodward Avenue Candy Shop.
We eyed Gingerbread Truffles and Peppermint Bark and reminisced over rock candy and ring pops. I stocked up on holiday goodies and we got the low-down on freshly-spun cotton candy and other delicious treats. You can truly tell this is the sort of place where children would go wild and adults feel a bit more children.
If you haven’t stopped in – it’s worth a visit. You might find a candy you didn’t know you missed. It’s a great spot for stocking stuffers. And you’ll also find a small toy room in the back with vintage games and more. The holidays are a great time to explore this new Ferndale find.
What’s your favorite candy from childhood?
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