January 30, 2014

Go on a Sweet Getaway

Wisconsin is a pretty sweet place to visit

Take a tour of Wisconsin and sample the state’s many excellent candy shops and bakeries. Shop for fine chocolates and more at an eclectic shop in Stevens Point. At a small bakery in Middleton, savor baked goods made with the finest ingredients on earth. Visit an amazing artisan candy maker in Oshkosh. It all add up to one sweet getaway.

Sugar Doll

Sugar Doll – Stevens Point

As soon as you walk into Sugar Doll Chocolates, located at 1336 Strongs Avenue in Stevens Point, you know you’re in a very unique place. The shop is filled with a huge variety of stationery, greeting cards, journals, writing paper, pens, interesting gifts and, of course, lots of chocolates, truffles and candy. You’ll find Moonstruck Truffles, Asher’s Chocolates, a variety of gourmet licorice, petit fours and lots of 25-cent candy. The shop’s non-candy merchandise is as enticing as the chocolates. The shelves are filled with fun and sometimes irreverent items you’ve probably never seen before. Any visit to Sugar Doll Chocolate Shop is sure to be entertaining.

Bloom Bake Shop

Bloom Bake ShopMiddleton

In charming downtown Middleton, you’ll find Bloom Bake Shop at 1834 Parmenter Street. This bright, cheerful shop is home of some of the most delectable baked goods in the state. Their cupcakes are widely thought to be among the best anywhere. The shop’s whoopie pies, brownies (several varieties), lemon bars, cookies (many varieties), hot chocolate and coffee are simply to die for. In addition to out-of-this-world traditional baked goods, Bloom Bake Shop features gluten-free baked goods as well as vegan versions of some of her favorite treats – on an average day, the shop will have between six and eight gluten-free items available. There’s something for everyone at this colorful shop.



As you drive to Hughes Home Maid Chocolate Shop, located at 1823 Doty Street in Oshkosh, you’ll probably think, “This can’t be the right place.” After all, who would expect to find one of the country’s best candy makers located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. But Hughes’ Home Maid Chocolate Shop sells some incredible chocolates in a variety of flavors, including meltaways, toffee, caramel, nougat, pecan clusters, coconut, vanilla and more. You’ll find dark chocolate and milk chocolate, cherry cordials, double chocolate oysters and vanilla cream oysters. Sink your teeth into a Hughes Home Maid chocolate and you’ll become an instant convert. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind candy shop. Be sure to call before you visit (920-231-7232).

These three shops are all worth the trip. Need another excuse to hit the road and start sampling the sugary goodness? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you can never go wrong buying something sweet for your sweetest. Hit the road and head to Wisconsin today!

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