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. Savor modern treats with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of gourmet candy at Spokandy, which has locations on West 3rd Avenue and in Coeur d'Alene.
Spokandy forges old-fashioned confections from gourmet ingredients and unadulterated chocolate. The Murphy—the candy that coincided with Spokandy’s 1913 inception—disguises its creamy vanilla nucleus in a milk-chocolate cloak that’s coated with toasted coconut ($7.50 for a 5 oz. package). Mint fans can replenish their empty reservoirs with white-chocolaty pastel mints, which emanate beams of cool peppermint and Easter-colored rays from within a 6 oz. package ($5.50). Sate your thirst for bon-bons with English almond toffee ($9), huckleberry pretzels ($5.99), pecan-caramel patties ($9), and myriad other sweetmeats. Sugar-free options are available for candyvores who dislike the taste of sugar.
CityVoters named Spokandy the second-best dessert in 2009 in the Best of Spokane contest. Five Judy’s Book reviewers give it an average of five stars, and three Insider Pagers give Spokandy a perfect five-star rating.
- Yummy candy and fudge! A great selection and a local treat that is a must for every trip to the mall. Its also a great place to buy some local gifts for out of town family. – Mellissa H., Judy’s Book
- This place is where I have gone every year at Christmas time for candy. They make it all locally and it tastes great. It has become a tradition for me and my family to buy gifts here. They are great for almost any special occasion. – Jeffrey B., Insider Pages