BY SYBILLE C. DENNINGER
WELCOME TO FEATURE FRIDAY
THIS WEEK WE ARE INTRODUCING
Everyone driving to and from Gloucester has seen the iconic red "Candy House" landmark off Exit 12 on Route 128. Nobody could possibly miss anything labeled candy, that's for sure! Getting out of my car at Nichol's Candies I detected the wonderful scent of quality chocolate in the air right away. Believe me, I hightailed it in there haha.
I received a warm welcome from the owner, Barbara, who runs Nichol's Candies together with her son and was happy to answer some of my questions about her local business.
Nichol's Candies is a Gloucester tradition since 1932! That is an astonishing 82 years, going on 83, during which this family-owned business has made Cape Ann residents and visitors happy by offering home made chocolates and candy 7 days a week. For holidays Nichol's Candies has an array of seasonal treats in addition to their regular favorites such as filled and solid chocolates, mints, nuts and sugar-free goodies. Customers can pick out their own assortments, making for a delicious present with a personal touch. The pretty Nichol's Candies boxed chocolates are the perfect hostess gift, and the cute chocolate pops are great favors to add to a festive holiday table.
During holidays like Christmas, Valentine's Day and now Easter the dedicated Nichol's Candies team opens longer hours to accomodate their customers' busy schedules, ensuring that no household has to go without Chocolate Santas or Marshmallow Peeps "in a chocolate puddle" (my favorite!).
For Easter you can purchase beautiful complete Easter Baskets as well as get adorable individual creations to assemble your own. The displays themselves are a feast for the eyes!
Nichol's Candies gift-wraps in their store, mails everywhere in the United States, and their candy can be conveniently ordered on their website:
You can read about the very interesting company history on there. Receiving Nichol's Candies by mail would be a very special Gloucester treat for friends near and far.
And here are, last but certainly not least, some photos of the delicacies Nichol's Candies currently offers. Happy Easter everyone, and thank you, Barbara, for participating in my weekly FEATURE FRIDAY post.
Yes, wise guys, of course I brought chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps back to the office ;-)