Red Lodge, Montana
Although everyone was raving about Montana Candy Emporium in Red Lodge but I wasn’t drawn to it. I am just not into sweets and with a bacon habit that can be taxing on the waistline I stay away from unnecessary treats.
With only ten minutes before moving onto a new town I popped in to see what all the fuss was about and realized that what I thought was a tiny retro candy shop really was a gigantic sugar emporium.
Oddly enough there are only a few kids who seem relatively well behaved; however, there are hoards of adults shrieking over finding their lost but long loved childhood candy.
Beyond the kitschy candy, the emporium also has far more taffy than anyone could fathom and home-made chocolate.
While the people in front of me purchased $42 worth of candy I had restraint and tried three:
- Maple bacon, while I was suspicious since my last maple bacon disappointment at Voodoo it was actually quite good.
- Walnettos which are the best seller and hard to source. It was okay but nothing special.
- Huckleberry just because I was in Montana the home of huckleberry.
The women at the cash were surprised that I only purchased three for a whopping 35 cents. I left a satisfied shopper but I’m happy that I’m leaving this one horse town because its a dangerous place to stay in.