Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Sweet Shoppe and Nut House of Flagstaff.

The Sweet Shoppe and Nut House

15 East Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001

Phone: (928) 213-9000


Strolling through historic, downtown Flagstaff, AZ, is an adventure for the senses; smells from the various restaurants, old and new sites to see, all manner of small shops to explore.  One shop that calls to everyone's inner child is "The Sweet Shoppe and Nut House" with its candy like sign, and all those wonderful caramel apples displayed in the window. 

Walking inside, you are immediately hit with the sweet, sweet smell of candy and chocolate.  To the left are rows of Jelly Belly jellybean canisters to fill up bags with your very favorite flavors.  Baskets of old fashioned candies; rows of chocolate bars are stacked in the center of the shop, or along the walls.

On the opposite side are two display cases full of the most delectable chocolates; caramels, chocolate covered pretzels and cookies, and so many more; but our very favorites are the truffles, especially the butterscotch and mint.  By the way, these chocolate delights are large, double the size of any I've ever seen inside any candy box.

Next to this wondrous display is fudge, blocks and blocks of the one flavor to multi-flavored swirls of the most luscious fudge.  The fudge is sold in 1/4, 1/2 and 1 pound chunks, so you can mix and match to your sweet tooth's content.  Not sure if you like a particular flavor, the friendly and happy sales people will give you a sliver to tease the tongue.  Hint:  try out the turtle butter....amazing!

At the very back of the shop is a gelato counter full of Italian ice creams; silky smooth and here's a great excuse to eat it, less fat than regular ice cream.

Can't get to Flagstaff and try out this wonderland of candies, chocolate, nuts and various goodies; go to the website, place an order for home delivery, and be prepared to be amazed!  Oh, and what caramel apples did we end up with?  Heath Bar Heaven and, what else, Tiger Butter!

Mary Cokenour