Old fashion chocolate and ice cream store. We make all our own chocolates and the soda fountain is the real thing. We feature 16 flavors of ice cream and many different chocolates and home made candies. These inculde peanut brittle, english toffee, caremel apples, ladybugs, creams, nut clusters, caramel nut corn and more.
In 1988, Auntie Anne's founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased a Pennsylvania farmers'-market stand, where they experimented with dough until they created a pretzel that seemed to strike the perfect chord with their customers. Today, at their more than 1,350 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options such as the eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs and slicing it into bite-size nuggets. To transform the snack into a meal, they accompany it with specialty drinks, including frozen-lemonade desserts.
When not twisting dough, Auntie Anne's team partners with the national charitable organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. Auntie Anne's also reaches out to the community through fundraising opportunities.
The professional candy peddlers at The Confection Connection supply jittery sweet teeth with primo treats such as chocolates, fancy truffles, sour candy, and a menagerie of gummy animals. The heavenly smelling shop rings in Valentine’s Day and its swarms of feral cupids with a smorgasbord of unusual goodies enveloped in chocolate, such as chocolate-covered Oreos and mini graham crackers ($10.95/lb.), or chocolate-covered pears ($16.95/lb.). The chocolate-covered potato chips ($19.95/lb.), meanwhile, dresses up a wholesome American staple in a silky-sweet dessert, similar to slathering a whipped-cream bikini onto the Lincoln Memorial. Most chocolate items are available in milk, white, and dark varieties. For a less conventional candy choice, woo your valentine by arranging a batch of adorable gummy bears ($8.95/lb.) into the shape of a terrifyingly huge bear, then hiding it behind your beloved’s bedroom door.
As a small-batch, all-butter bakery, the Bent Fork whips up sweet tooth-tickling confections by relying on recipes made from scratch and measurement-savvy chefs. The menu entices cookie mongers with such sugary circles as Peanut Buttah-White Chocolate Toffee ($1.25) and Oatmeal Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate ($1.25). Intense Brownies ($1.50) and PBJ Bars ($1.50) satisfy square barons, while the Fresh Fruit Crostata (large $12, mini $3.50) packs apples, caramel apples, and seasonal berries into a buttery crust case. Rotating flavors of buttercream cupcakes charm minds and mouths through a variety of flavors—classic chocolate and vanilla, Banana Sundae, S’mores, and Strawberry Fields—and can be prepped as bite-size minis ($1 each, minimum of six) or regulation-size regulars ($1.75–$2).To make any hour omelette hour, Bent Fork serves an all-day breakfast menu of coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, and jumbo muffins.