Tomorrow is October 1st and of course that means that “The Original Good’s Candies” in Kennard, will be officially OPEN! I always wait for this time of year (and try not to gorge myself on their candy) and it really signals the “official” start of Fall to me and my family.
Good’s Candies has been in Kennard for as long as I can remember. I grew up on not only just their delicious candy, but wonderful memories visiting the shop as well. My Grandma Barbra still shares stories of when she worked for them (which I still request she tell me) and every time she shares them with me, the stories get sweeter and sweeter. Literally…because usually I am eating some “Good’s” when she’s story telling.
All of their candy is hand dipped and made from scratch – which is hard to find in today’s world. It’s made in small batches and hand dipped – and ran by the same family for generations! It is REAL “high quality” chocolate that is, without question, my favorite candy on Earth!
Some of my favorites!? Where to I begin? Their milk chocolate dipped toffee is amazing! Deliciously layered milk chocolate en-robbing a large chunky piece of scratch made toffee. (Of course also available in dark chocolate – but I find the milk chocolate to go better with the buttery toffee).
I also enjoy their maple cream, peanut butter cream, vanilla cream, and raspberry cream. (The raspberry is a deliciously colored purple / pink that is just as gorgeous to look at as it is to eat…)
They also offer “chips” – mint, raspberry and molasses flavored “honeycomb” dipped in chocolate – all wonderful!
And do not get me started on their nut candies! Oh my… pecan rolls, black walnut rolls and chocolate bark are all equally delicious. And you can not forget their chocolate dipped cherries! Like cherries? These are the BEST!
They also offer “house specialties” that simply CAN NOT be missed! Snappers, Chatter Bars and Bourbon Cherries. Let me stop right here though… When you go YOU MUST TRY THE “Chatter Bars”! They are one of my FAVORITES and after one bite – they will be your new favorites as well! Delicious and thick vanilla filling with that “something extra” that really adds to the dark chocolate coating.
And you can not forget their “extras” which include caramel corn, chocolate dipped marshmallows, chocolate dipped pretzels and chocolate covered Oreos – to name just a few.
“Vickery Chocolatier” truffles are also featured exclusively and – OH. MY. These are a MUST TRY!
Straight from their website… “Our exclusive line of ‘Vickery Chocolatier’ offers ganache made with real cream, and infused with all natural flavors, many of which are grown in house. Extremely small batches are individually hand dipped and hand piped by our own Le Cordon Blu Chef. Seasonally varying flavors include but are not limited to: Fresh Peppermint, Wild Black Raspberry, Double Chocolate, White Chocolate Cardamom, Dark Rum, Port Wine, Whole Bean Espresso, Irish Cream, Hazel Nut, Grand Marnier, Spicy Ancho Chile, Key Lime, Asian Ginger and other custom flavors available upon request!”
Now – really…how bad could that be!? The white chocolate cardamom is calling my name NOW!
My FAVORITE FAVORITE though!? Their white chocolate LEMON – THE BEST! (They offer a wide selection in white chocolate as well! Contact them for more information…)
I highly HIGHLY recommend everyone stopping in at “Good’s Candies” in Kennard and buying some of their amazing handcrafted chocolates. And take the time to chat too – they always love hearing where you are coming from, and what types of candy are your favorites…
Kevin and Kathy (Good’s Candies owners) are a delight to talk with – and their passion and love for their business and chocolate both run deep.
Stop in and try some – starting TOMORROW!!!
“Good’s Candies” is located at 116 South Main Street, in Kennard, Indiana.
Their phone number is (765) 785-6776
And guess what!? Can’t get to Kennard? THEY TAKE ORDERS ONLINE!!!
Visit them here to read more about their company AND to order your chocolates…
Also check them out on Facebook, here…
Tell them BLAISE sent you!!!
(and wait until you see what they offer for Easter! Hint: BIG chocolate eggs!)
Dreaming in chocolate,
(Photos throughout by “Good’s Candies” Facebook page)