The Absolutely Whimsical Candy Store In Wisconsin, Uncle Tom's Candies, Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again
By Ben Jones|Published April 03, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
There’s an old school in northern Door County that has no books, worksheets, or homework, just lots and lots of awesome candy. Uncle Tom’s Newport School Candies is a shop that has been drawing generations of kids to a quiet corner of the peninsula that’s a little off the beaten path, but well worth seeking out.
While “Uncle Tom,” the original owner of the shop, has been gone for decades, his legend – and his candy shop – lives on, and candy enthusiasts of all ages will find a lot to love in this quirky little store.