When Mally's is in your neighborhood, it's hard to justify a trip to any other candy place.
As I was planning RD's superhero birthday party, I wanted more than chocolate. Also, my soon-to-be-seven-year-old does not like chocolate.
Not finding exactly what I wanted at traditional stores, we ventured out to b.a. Sweetie.
This nirvana of candy started in the 1950's on the east side and was home to various locations up and down Brookpark Rd. I wish I captured the look on their faces when they first came in. I can't believe that I've never been. (this is not a paid or sponsored post)
The purpose was to find candy that we could fit into the superhero theme. The birthday girl found her favorite gum on a random shelf and our mission changed to finding more.
Anyone for bug candy?
After we finished shopping, we stopped at the soda shop for an ice cream treat.
There is a stark contrast between the warehouse of candy and the bright, cheerful Soda Shoppe. Don't get me wrong, a warehouse full of candy is gorgeous! Walking into the sweet smelling ice cream area is paradise.
Waiting on our ice cream to arrive was as much fun as shopping for candy. The kids colored on large butcher paper while swinging on a swing.
The coffee ice cream was delightful. Full of flavor and really smooth. I could smell my son's mint chocolate chip from across the table and he was delighted with the waffle cone and whipped cream. Not a fan of hot fudge, RD got chocolate syrup on her strawberry ice cream. She finished it and wanted to lick the bowl. I tasted the fudge, it wasn't Malley's but it was delicious.
We went close to closing time and I didn't want to bother the ladies who were working hard that last hour with questions. What I learned from their website though is that they make their ice cream as well as the whipped cream and waffle cones on site. The chocolate syrup and hot fudge are made with Sweetie's recipe and nut topping is mixed and roasted to their specifications.
As we were leaving, RD asked if we could come back before they turned 40. Not sure where she got that number but the answer is, "yes!" Especially, if we can play put-put at Sweeties Golfland.