Before the invention of candy, mankind had to make do with "nature's candy"—fermented cabbage, fruit the monkeys didn't want, and live, feather-covered Peeps. Satisfy your sweet tooth the modern way with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sweets at Boardwalk Treats, located at Fayette Mall in Lexington.
The local owners and operators of Boardwalk Treats reign over a pastel-colored kingdom of more than 100 varieties of candy and sweets that glitter and catcall from rows of bulk bins stretching along the walls. Wildcat fans can festoon their next game day bash with blue and white M&Ms, or accommodate other loyalties with hard-to-find colors such as silver, maroon, and 18 others, most of which fall on the visible light spectrum ($2.49/0.25 lb.). Jelly Belly connoisseurs will prefer to host a personal tasting of 60 gourmet flavors, from the canonical tutti-fruitti to newer innovations such as mojito and the FDA-pending "victory" ($2.49/0.25 lb.). Like personal stylists dressing taste buds for the prom, Boardwalk's friendly and helpful treatmongers guide shoppers to the sugar-free ($2.99/0.25 lb.), sour-tart, or Pez-dispensed delicacy of their dreams.
To cool down after your candy-collecting frenzy, tongue-surf Boardwalk Treats' more than 10 flavors of Dippin' Dots ice cream, which venture beyond typical flavors into chocolate-chip cookie dough and birthday cake ($3.30–$9.39).
3615 Nicholasville Rd.
Lexington, Kentucky 40503