With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with sweets?! Savannah is already a romantic city; with its cascading Spanish moss that drapes live oaks and its mysterious old mansions, it’s the perfect place to fall in love. Treat someone you love to something sweet from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, where you’ll find everything from fresh pralines to homemade fudge, from saltwater taffy to vintage candies. We visited the Candy Kitchen on a Sunday afternoon and sampled some of these famous sweets.
What Sweet Says Valentine’s Day to You?
-Kenda: “The ultimate Valentine’s Day for me would be to receive a bouquet of pink and white peonies and a box of white chocolate gophers. The gophers are my absolute favorite. The crunch of the pecans and the gooey, caramel topped with creamy white chocolate – it just doesn’t get better than that. Hint, hint, Nate!”
-Eleanor: “I’m actually more of a traditionalist when it comes to Valentine’s Day; nothing is quite as romantic as chocolate-covered strawberries, a good bottle of wine, and a simple bouquet of ranunculus.”
What is Special About Visiting Savannah’s Candy Kitchen?
-Eleanor: “I become like a kid again in this place! There’s so much to look at and want to try; it’s hard to just pick one thing. Savannah’s Candy Kitchen has everything from cotton candy, to popcorn, to homemade chocolates, to ice cream – I could have serious sugar overload here.”
-Kenda: “When my family comes into town, I love bringing them to City Market and Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. We love sampling the pralines as we walk through the door, and everyone is so kind a welcoming. The quality is spot-on, and the candy has a wonderful homemade taste to it. It’s delicious!”
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen
318 West St. Julian Street
*the other Savannah location is on River Street