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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  • August 19, 2017
    What an awesome store with great choices for anyone with a sweet tooth! From throwback sweets to chocolate dipped Apple's (it's a fruit!), rice krispie treats and more. This is a must strip for desser...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    I have dreams about the pralines! Delicious! Our 3 year old enjoyed filling a bag with assorted gummies and candy.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    There are two locations for Savannah's Candy Kitchen, and while both have excellent treats, we found that this one had even more to choose from. Free praline samples (fabulous), well-staffed, helpful ...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    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.
  • July 25, 2017
    This was one of the few places we actually went into today in Savannah while visiting various sites. Everything looks delicious and the kids absolutely loved looking around and making their candy decisions which are not easy. I recommend everyone taking g time to look at all the different parts to the store. The handmade candies and choclates we brought are absolutely delicious. However the place was very busy which can be overwhelming for little ones. Also the chocolate we brought was $21.95 a pound! Overall worth the visit but I suggest everyone go in with a budget in mind!
  • July 11, 2017
    My teens and I had fun wandering through this large candy shop and looking at their beautiful and tempting creations. We also enjoyed watching the taffy-making process and were delighted when the taffy maker tossed a few freshly made morsels into the crowd. (Delicious!)
  • July 17, 2017
    I love going here every time I'm in savannah! It's pretty magical the first time you stumble unto it. They have an excellent selection and variety of candy! It's easy to pay a fair amount though, as a slight warning. But if you go in anticipating that, I don't see how anyone could have a bad time. They even make fudge for sale, preferably I go there for all the sour candy they have. But I'm positive they have a little something for everyone! The coolest part by far is their taffy train, they make little pieces of taffy that are wrapped and placed on an overhead conveyer belt that randomly falls down to people :).
  • April 29, 2017
    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!

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