Candy is often associated with delightful things, such as holidays, babies, and stealing holiday candy from a baby. Sweeten a happy situation with today’s Groupon to Anderson’s Candy Shop in Richmond. Choose from the following options:
- For $7, you get one dozen marshmallow eggs and one solid chocolate bunny (a $14 value).
- For $14, you get two dozen marshmallow eggs and two solid chocolate bunnies (a $28 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of candy and fudge.<p>
The confectioning minds behind Anderson’s Candy Shop maintain the tradition of handcrafted fudge, chocolates, and caramels by creating bonbons onsite, as they have since the store was founded in 1919. Chocolate delicacies such as the Old Tyme fudge ($2.75) stir childhood memories in adults or past-life memories in younger visitors. Almonds form islands among a golden-brown sea of crunchy, gluten-free english toffee ($6 for quarter-pound), and chocolate-dipped molasses sponge candy ($9.50 for 6 oz.) teases taste buds and nostrils with the sugary pockets of air sealed within its porous interior. A collection of the store’s most beloved treats dwells within the beguiling chocolate shells of assorted truffles ($7.85 for six), which, like the pockets of presidents, might conceal flavors such as white peach, buttered rum, or crème de menthe. The chocolatiers also sculpt dessert delights for the holidays, such as chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs filled with homemade marshmallow.<p>
Anderson’s quaint, house-like exterior belies the robust candy fare produced by the professionally outfitted kitchens within. The homey interior boasts robust displays of seasonal sweets appropriate to whichever sort of celebration might be lurking around the corner, from white-chocolate skulls for Halloween to Santa-shaped chocolates that will make short work of any milk and cookies in sight.
Anderson's Candy Shop
Every day, an antique glass stove heats copper kettles full of the creams, caramels, and other decadent sweets that Anderson’s candy makers stuff inside the shop's most popular confections. Since its founding in 1919, Anderson's has crafted small batches of candies such as its signature chocolates, which feature high-quality ingredients including raw cane sugar, grade-AA Wisconsin butter, Shirley Temple’s tears, and pure Madagascar-bourbon vanilla extract. First devised by founder Arthur Anderson, this top-secret chocolate recipe has been handed down through multiple generations and to this day has only undergone slight modifications to improve its texture, flavor, and taste in music.