Huntington Sweetery Steeped in Tradition

By Eric Olson

June 18, 2010 Updated Dec 13, 2007 at 9:53 AM EST

HUNTINGTON INDIANA IS KNOWN FOR LOTS OF THINGS BUT SOMETIMES IT'S THE LESSER KNOWNS THAT ARE A TOWN'S REAL TREASURES. LIKE THE SPECIAL LITTLE SPOT IN YOUR TOWN YOU STOP BY ON THE WAY TO WORK…THE ONE THAT BREWS THAT PERFECT CUP OF ESPRESSO…WHERE OLD FRIENDS MEET AND CATCH UP ON NEWS. WHERE FRIENDLY EMPLOYEES YOU'VE KNOWN FOR YEARS SEE TO YOUR EVERY NEED. THE PARTY SHOP IN DOWNTOWN HUNTINGTON HAS ALL THAT..AND MUCH MORE.

Lynette: It can't be beat it's not a mechanical machine. Stirring it in the copper kettle with the big old wooden spoon..

IT'S FRIDAY AND THAT MEANS TURTLE DAY AT THE PARTY SHOP…KELLY GOODMAN IS COOKING UP THE CARAMEL, THE TRAYS OF PECANS ALL LAID OUT. IN A MINUTE THESE TWO CULINARY FORCES WILL BE JOINED TO CREATE A TREAT THE PARTY SHOP'S CUSTOMERS HAVE ENJOYED FOR DECADES. BECAUSE THIS IS ALSO AN OLD FASHIONED CANDY STORE, WITH DOZENS OF BREATHTAKING TREATS..CHOCOLATES OF ALL SIZES AND SHAPES AND COLORS..CHOCOLATE BARK, CUSTOM MINTS, CARAMEL CORN AND…THOSE PECAN TURTLES.

Lynette: Now once this cools on the nuts we'll put our milk chocolate on the top of them. How do you guys work here and not get fat? Well…I don't think when you're around it all the time you really want it all the time but by all means we eat our share.

HUNTINGTONITES HAVE BEEN COMING TO THIS SPOT FOR THEIR MORNING CUP OF JOE FOR 83 YEARS. SINCE THE PLACE BRANCHED OUT INTO CANDY THERE HAVE BEEN TWO GOOD REASONS TO STOP BY, GRAB THAT CUP OF MORNING COFFEE…CHAT WITH FRIENDS..AND GET THE DAY OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT. ERIC OLSON OUT IN YOUR COUNTRY.




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