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Savannah's Candy Kitchen, Savannah

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From a mother’s kitchen in Woodbine, GA to Savannah, GA, candy from the Strickland kitchen is still down home delightful.

The man behind the famous Savannah, GA Candy is, Stan “the candy man” Strickland. The story begins in Woodbine, Georgia. His mother worked in a candy factory in Woodbine known for their Pralines, Log Rolls, Glazed Pecans, Peanut Brittle and Divinity. At home, she was always making candy, especially during the holidays. She was an old fashioned baker who measured with the “cup” of her hand and always used the best, fresh ingredients. For Stan’s mother, cooking and baking was an art form. Stan baked with his mom in the kitchen learning how to make her spectacular homemade southern delights.

Stan decided to share his family’s sweet southern delights with others at his Savannah, GA candy store. Over thirty years ago, Stan opened Savannah’s Candy Kitchen on historic River Street. Visitors quickly discovered that Stan’s kitchen was the place to experience and taste down home southern sweetness. In order to keep up with the demand for his candy, Stan had to expand; but he made sure to keep his recipes fresh and homemade no matter how big the kitchen grew. Now Savannah’s Candy Kitchen occupies over 4,200 square feet and every square foot is filled to the brim with the best candies, cakes, and confections in the south.
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  • My title says it all! Chocolate covered brownies are heaven on your mouth. Mine was frosted with peanut butter frosting and topped with chopped Reese peanut cup. My oldest gor the same but with choppe...  more »
  • Heaven on earth for candy lovers! The pralines drew me into this place, but there is so much more. Old fashioned candies, caramel and toffee apples, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate delightsd...T...  more »
  • If you go and they aren't "wrapping taffy" find out when they might be doing that so you can watch. Fascinating watching the taffy go from a giant blob to wrapped pieces put away in the bins. Pralines...  more »
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  • It's not a trip to Savannah without a trip to the Savannah Candy Kitchen! There are two of these, one in city market and one on River Street. Both are great. The River Street one is a bit bigger, and more fun, with a taffy conveyor and drop. Both sites have open kitchens where you can watch the taffy getting pulled and shaped, and the staff making gophers, pralines and popcorn. You can get caramel, candy and special coated apples. Chocolate covered almost anything, truffles, bark and fudge. You can also fill tins with bulk candies, which can be a fun activity for kids or a nice present for family who didn't come along.
  • Didn't purchase anything but walked around and I really love the way they have things set up. The taffy has it's own little belt that transports handmade taffy to the stocking shelf without the need of the candy artist to leave his station. Really dug the old school candy selection. If I were to make a recommendation. It would be to bring in some oversized jawbreakers as I loved those as a kid!
  • LOVED the samples. We left that place with over $30 worth of candies and goodies!!! Loved the smiles and friendly service. If we ever travel back to GA (from TX) we will definitely visit this place again!
  • Love visiting this place when we go to Savsnnah! Large store, always busy. Great sweets! Love to watch the candy being made!
  • The best candy store in Savannah!! A varied array of wonderful and delicious confections sure to satisfy any sweet tooth! Try the chocolate dipped rice crispy treats -- decadent!!

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