From Our Editors
Mike Conley, co-owner of Udderly Devine with his wife Ellen, has the restaurant business in his blood. He grew up working as a line cook and business manager in his parent's diner in the '60s and '70s. He never left the food service industry, eventually starting his own restaurant to recapture the fresh foods and top notch customer service he remembered from his youth. In 2013, he decided to expand his operation, and started the equally nostalgic ice cream and candy shop, Udderly Devine.
Udderly Devine's pristine white walls and counters, along with its natural-tone hardwood floors, provide the perfect canvas for Mike and Ellen's candy presentation. The layered glass cases contain the only splashed of color in the joint, in the form of cookies, chocolates, ice cream, and gelato. The duo stock Gifford's Ice Cream—a brand produced in small town Maine since 1947—and Winfrey's Fine Chocolates and Premium Fudge, a company whose name does all the talking for it. They round out the selection with seasonal treats and novelty gifts, including chocolate cigars in color-themed boxes with declarations such as "It's a boy!", "It's a girl!", or "No, it's Superman!"