It's the time of year many parents (and dentists)
dread-Halloween. With its cavity-inducing/bedtime-ruining amounts
of sugar and junk food, Halloween can wear on even the most lenient
of parents. Maybe that's why my grandmother used to give out
But, unless you're the Wicked Witch of the West, you
probably won't deny your little one the taste of something sweet.
It goes with Halloween like the errant neighbor that rings your
doorbell at 9 p.m. after the lights have been turned off and the
Yes, you'll buy those mega packs of M&Ms and probably
steal a few for yourself while you wait for your husband to bring
the kids home from touring the `hood. But for special, out-of-the
box Halloween treats, check out some of these fun candy
3425 N. Southport Ave.
If old-school sweet treats are your thing, don't miss
hitting up one of Candyality's three stores. The first and main
location in the Southport Corridor is filled with every kind of
gummy candy you could want, plus classic favorites like 5th Avenue
Bars and Banana Moon Pie. Owner Terese McDonald even created
Chicago's first ™licorice bar∫ with selections from all over the
world. How sweet that is.
Fuzzywig's Candy Factory
2808 N.Clark St.
The Lakeview outpost of this national franchise just opened
in June. This bulk-styled candy shop carries just about everything
chocolate covered and the requisite oversized lollipops and gummy
sweets. Sugar-free options are available.
1960 N. Western Ave.
Billed as Chicagoland's Finest Homemade Candy and Ice Cream
Parlor, Margie's has been serving guests in its Logan Square
location since 1921. Margie's uses Kosher dark chocolate to create
the famous Cherry Stemmed Cordials. Candy can be gift wrapped for
special occasions as well.
5226 S. Harper Ave. (opening late September/
I've raved about Kilwin's fudge before, and now Southsiders will
be able to enjoy the delicious creations of hand-crafted chocolate
at the newest franchise of this Northern Michigan staple. In fact,
owner Jackie Jackson just recently traveled to Brussels to study
her craft. Talk about having some hot chocolate skills!
Amy's Candy Bar
4707 N. Damen Ave.
In the heart of Lincoln Square, you'll find a unique candy
"boutique" filled with gummies, Amy's signature sea salt caramels
and hard-to-find local artisanal candies. And if you really want to
delight those trick-or-treaters at your door: Wax Lips!
Sara Fisher is a mother of two living in Roscoe Village. She also blogs at selfmademom.net.
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