Kid in a Candy Store

Who says dreams can't come true?!

One of my favorite books to read when I was younger was Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, because I loved reading about the great Willy Wonka's creativity. Not only that, but I wondered what it would be like to be able to--not only enjoy--but also make candy as creative and fun as that described in the classic children's book.  This summer, I have the chance to find out!

Here I am packaging candy!

Here I am packaging candy!

Last week I started training at Curly Girlz Candy, where the owner, my Aunt Paula, and her daughter, my cousin, Katie, showed me around and began to teach me the basics. So far I've gone from carefully stocking the beautiful truffle displays in the front to learning my way around the kitchen in the back. (More on my first try at confectionery in the next post!) 

For those of you who haven't yet visited our store, it's a cute, cheerful shop located just off the main street of Owatonna, MN. The store itself is a cozy place painted with lovely pink and green accents over a (what else?) beautiful deep chocolate brown. 

The store itself is cute, but the original and handcrafted candies inside are even better! Along with her newest sugar-free line of chocolate candies (which, incidentally, are delicious!) I got to try a few of Paula's summer-only flavors. Both the tequila lime and the mango peach truffles are delightful to look at, and delicious to eat! 

So, come visit us in beautiful Downtown Owatonna and see what we have to offer! Till next time! 

-Monica