The Candy Basket comes stocked with retro candies and old-fashioned treats that sweetly brim from the mouths of numerous wooden barrels. Customers can finally quiet a cacophonous mouth full of squealing sweet teeth by choosing from a wide variety of sugary products, such as Razzles, Bit-O-Honey, Pop Rocks, and more. Ice-cream cones are just $0.99 a pop within this candy cabin, and tongues will break out with anticipatory beads of saliva at the sight of wax lips ($1.50), big cherry bars ($1.50), and giant jawbreakers ($5). Enhance your masticator’s muscular tone by chewing on more than 40 flavors of deliciously soft saltwater taffy ($4 per pound). From strawberry-banana and lemon meringue to watermelon, raspberry, and vanilla, this softly stretched delicacy will easily distract mouths from the grim reality that every bite taken leads to no more taffy.
Café Connection's baristas demonstrate passion and aptitude for brewing Colombian coffee and supplying patrons with sweet baked treats. Java specialists concoct creamy iced lattes ($1.80/small, $2.20/large) and rich black coffee ($1.40/small, $1.80/large) using imported Colombian beans grown at an ideal altitude and hand-harvested before being roasted by fire or a panel of quick-witted comedians. The Just for Kids menu includes miniature strawberry, chocolate, and mango smoothies ($2.25 each) as well as chocolate milk ($1.15). Among baked goods, bagels ($1.20/each) and donuts ($0.80/each) reward bellies for learning to growl the alphabet.
Lead by Chuck and Heidi Weck, the chocolate artists at Theobroma Chocolatier craft creamy chocolate pieces by hand for holidays such as Easter and Valentine's Day, as well as the everyday. Besides truffles, chocolate-dipped Oreos, and chocolate macadamia nut patties, they mold all kinds of chocolate into shapes such as footballs and sports cars for customized gifts. They also make personalized corporate gift baskets replete with chocolate business cards and earplugs for long board meetings.
The chefs at Asian Cafe fill up plates with Asian specialties. They stuff tender dumplings with pan-fried chicken and cabbage for their pot-sticker appetizers and stir fry flank steak with yellow onions and scallions in a savory sauce for mongolian beef entrees.
Almost 30 years ago— well before the trend caught mainstream attention—Beulah Moses seized upon the idea of a health-food store. She populated the aisles of Moses Kountry Health Food Store with holistic medicines, minerals, and healthy foods, a pattern that continues in the 5,000-square-foot shop today. Beulah and her staff address everyday health concerns such as colds, headaches, and joint pain, as well as more specific issues including diabetes and depression, with a range of vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies. Nutrient-rich groceries fill out the shelves with such wholesome edibles as raw nuts and seeds, Amy’s-brand frozen meals, and gluten-free baking supplies.