Savannah's Candy Kitchen
“Smells like heaven as soon as you step in the door.”
That’s how a recent visitor to Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, in Savannah in City Market and on River Street, characterized her visit. Sweets and chocolate and what you’ll smell, and your eyes will be dazzled by the elegantly decorated, beautifully displayed candies, made by hand the old-fashioned way. Oh, and don’t miss a free praline sample!
The man behind this famous candy is Stan “The Candy Man” Strickland. The story begins in Woodbine, Georgia, where his mother worked in a candy factory known for their Pecan Pralines, Log Rolls, Glazed Pecans, Peanut Brittle and Divinity Candy.
She was an old-fashioned baker who measured with the “cup” of her hand and always used the best fresh ingredients. For Stan’s mother, cooking and baking was an art form. Stan baked with his mom in the kitchen learning how to make her spectacular homemade Southern delights.
Stan decided to share his family’s sweet Southern delights with others, and over thirty years ago, he opened Savannah’s Candy Kitchen on historic River Street. Visitors quickly discovered that Stan’s kitchen was the place to experience and taste down home Southern sweetness. In order to keep up with the demand for his candy, Stan had to expand; he made sure to keep his recipes fresh and homemade no matter how big the kitchen grew. Now the original Savannah’s Candy Kitchen store on River Street occupies over 4,200 square feet and every square foot is filled to the brim with the best candies, cakes, and confections in the South.
Their Savannah pralines are famous, and don’t miss their gophers. To create a perfect gopher they first make a batch of caramel from scratch, stirred by hand in our authentic copper kettles, then pour this over a bed of the best pecan pieces, and finally finish it off with a rich chocolate topping.
They also have ice cream, Savannah cakes, pecan pies, pecan log rolls, glazed pecans, praline layer cakes, chocolate-covered strawberries and much more. You might be lucky enough to see taffy being stretched the old-fashioned way or watch fresh popcorn being sprinkled with chocolate and sprinkles.
Visit Savannah Candy Kitchen today at 225 E. River St., 912-222-8411 or in City Market at 318 W. St. Julian St., 912-201-9501. New stores located in the Atlanta Airport, Charleston, Nashville, and National Harbor, Maryland. For locations, specials, to set up a tour, or to order online, see www.savannahcandy.com. Tell them Travelhost sent you or visit savannah.travelhost.com for a Travelhost special discount.