This Massive Candy Store In North Carolina Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again
As we get older and adulthood really bogs us down from time to time, there’s nothing like finding ways to reconnect with our inner child. A fun day at the park, playing with our own children, or even doing something mischievous and adventurous. While all of these sound like great, healthy options, you know another way to reconnect with your inner child (that’s allowed in adulthood) eating massive loads of candy. Sure, this is only ok in moderation, but there’s nothing like visiting a whimsical candy store to bring back all those sweet memories from childhood.
Located in Lexington, the Candy Factory is just the place you need to rekindle your inner child, and grab some sweets. There's buckets filled with heaps and heaps of candy, lollipops, chocolates, specialty candy, even toys, stuffed animals, and novelty items from another time.
As soon as you walk in, you'll be flooded with nostalgia. There's cute displays correlating to every season, shelves packed to the brim with collectables, an interior that's reminiscent of an old general store, and of course, loads of candy.
For anyone who loves sweets, you'll find something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Aside from your usual candy fare, there's Red Bird peppermint puffs, stick candy, licorice, unique chocolates, and hundreds of old-fashioned candies. Even if your'e now all grown up, with little ones of your own, you can show them what it was like shopping for candy back in your day.
The Candy Factory opened for business in July of 1978 as Piedmont Candy Company. Robert Ebelein, a second generation candy maker, sold homemade fudge and brittle along with the company's signature projects. But after visitors became interested in the antiques and unique decor of the store, Robert and Frances also invested in unique antiques from flea markets and antique stores to sell along with their candy. Piedmont Candy Company was sold in 1987, but the Candy Factory is still owned by Ebelein's three daughters.
The Candy Factory is a place to visit, not if you just want candy, but also unique, vintage finds. This is truly a gem of downtown Lexington!
Well, I officially have a hankering for both candy and a dose of nostalgia! Have you visited The Candy Factory before, or want to go now?
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