What could be more seasonal than candy, fudge and yummy stuff? Oh, who am I kidding? I eat sweets and fattening things all year long. However, during the holidays, we can all pretend we have a good excuse, and I will thank you NOT to rain on the yummy stuff parade (you know who you are). This by way of introduction to a well-deserved shout-out to the So Sweet Candy Cafe in Utica, NY.
I do not get to the So Sweet as often as I would like, because I do not get to Utica as often as I used to. However, when Steven had last Saturday off and the So Sweet was having a Holiday Open House, we naturally seized the opportunity. I remembered to bring my Tablet, so I could take a few pictures for the blog.
I love an old fashioned Santa even more than I love the old fashioned candy.
One reason for seasonal visits to the cafe is that they decorate accordingly. Steven and I both admired the Santa, and made several slow trips around the display looking at the stocking stuffers. Covered pretzel rods, candy canes, and old fashioned candies like Lemon Drops and Boston Baked Beans…
This is where the Skelleton sat in October.
Because it was the Open House, there were some free samples. Naturally I tried a few. Then, since we definitely wanted some fudge, we asked to sample that too.
It was delicious fudge for a really quite reasonable price. We got three different kinds, a quarter pound of each.
I should have gotten a couple of close-ups of some of the fancy shaped truffles.
We ended up not getting any of the fancy stuff from the truffle case, but I’m afraid I stared at it so long that the calories seeped in through my eyeballs.
It was a fun and delicious part of our Saturday morning adventures. We still have not eaten all the fudge and candy we purchased. That may not stop me from sneaking back again before Christmas. I may need some truffles. Or cookies. Or biscotti. Or….
The So Sweet Candy Cafe is located at 531 Varick St., Utica, phone number 315-765-6463. They are open 8:o0 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 to 7 Friday, 8 to 4 Saturday, and 9 to 1 Sunday.