Without chocolate, fondue pots would hold nothing but dreams, and children would be forced to nibble on real bunnies to get at the creamy nougat center. Save creamy cottontails with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of candy and treats at Abby Brown's Candy Shoppe.
Named after the current owner's great-aunt, Abby Brown's has sold specialty chocolates and candies in Indiana for more than 34 years. Unlike candy stores that cater mostly to the hyperactive sugar dependency of children and biker gangs, Abby Brown's takes pride in selling old-fashioned, sophisticated confections that are refined enough for the adult palate, but sweet enough to tempt the whole family. A 1 lb. box of assorted milk and dark chocolates ($22.95, or $11.95 for 8 oz.) is the candy shop’s most popular box, satisfying a variety of tastes, while xocolatophobics might prefer to indulge in soft butter caramels or Boston baked beans. Other favorites include classics such as malted milk balls and chocolate-covered espresso beans, as well as more than 35 different flavors of black licorice ($12.95 for a 1 lb. 8 oz. assortment) including a salted black licorice, which, like haggis and space opera, is an acquired taste.
Abby Brown's sells its sweets in a quaint shop resembling an old-fashioned general store. This Halloween, confuse sweet-toothed zombies by tossing a seasonal caramel apple ($3.75), made from Granny Smith apples and available with or without peanuts, in their snarling direction.
The shop is closed from noon–1 p.m. every day.
- At Abby Brown's Candy Shoppe, you can still be a kid in the candy store. The tiny confectionary located on East State Boulevard has been a fixture in Fort Wayne for more than thirty years and is often regarded as a hidden gem. – Jennifer Blomquist, Business People
1415 E State Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805Get Directions