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. Reap the sweet benefits of innovation with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of candy and house-made confections at Fuzziwig's Candy Factory in Prospect.
Fuzziwig's Candy Factory’s workshop-themed store overflows with more than 500 types of candy, ice cream, and hand-fashioned treats. Twenty futuristic flavors of spherical Dippin' Dots ($3.50–$5.75) dissolve thrillingly upon contact with tongues, whereas a compendium of nostalgic candies ($0.35–$1.50)—including Necco Wafers, Nik-L-Nips, and bubble-gum cigars—transports palates back to the era of edible-wax top hats. Amass a dessert stockpile by carting home sacks of house-made fudge ($12.99/lb.) and more than 280 varieties of bulk candy ($10.99/lb.) or latch onto a dipped caramel apple ($3.50–$6.50), available plain, with toppings, or adorned with incongruous slices of apple.
After sating sugar hankerings, guests can peruse the factory's menagerie of gifts and toys or rest sweet-filled stomachs in the seating area. Arcade games teach hands effective lollipop grips, while movies on a flat-screen TV keep young eyes temporarily distracted from quarterly stock reports.
Fuzziwig's Candy Factory
Even if you think you know what you want going into Fuzziwig's Candy Factory, you might find yourself lingering over the store's other selections. Everywhere you look, round dispensers teem with Jelly Belly jellybeans, gummy candies, and M&M's. Tubs of Tootsie Rolls, and Pixy Stix fill the floors, and fresh-made fudge and gourmet caramel apples line display cases. There’s also old fashioned and one-of-a-kind sodas to quench thirsts, toy bubblegum machines to fill goody bags, and PEZ dispensers to teach children about intellectual-property licensing. All of these items, along with a selection of Hello Kitty, TY, and Ganz toys, make excellent holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, or snacks for shopping marathons.
13206 US Hwy. 42
Prospect, Kentucky 40059