Savannah Candy Kitchen
Face of Sweet South
Meet the Stricklands - There is a whimsical childlike magic that comes from watching the Savannah Candy Kitchen confectioners conjure up the warm sweetness of their signature Savannah pralines. Even the oldest among us get a tingle of excitement as a new batch of free samples comes sweeping out of the specially designed pot. While bearing witness to such magic, an unmistakable desire to satiate your sweet tooth builds. This desire is what gets customers in the door, but it is the mom-and-pop feel of the entire establishment that keeps customers coming back for their favorites time and time again. It’s the magic of the search for the perfect combination of sweet treats while wandering between the numerous barrels of candies and tins that make customers love the South’s largest candy store. The flagship store on River Street is 4,400 square feet.
At the forefront of this confection empire is “The Candy Man,” Stan Strickland. He started by learning to bake in his Southern mama’s kitchen. For Stan’s mother, cooking and baking was an art form, and over 35 years ago he shared that art form with Savannah when he opened his first Savannah’s Candy Kitchen on Historic River Street.
Since then Savannah Candy Kitchen has grown not just in its River Street location, but throughout the Southeast as well. You can find those famous made-from-scratch delights in Savannah’s City Market, the Atlanta Airport, Charleston and Nashville.
Each Candy Kitchen location remains true to the original. You’ll always see glass cases filled with homemade sweets made with real butter and cream and absolutely no preservatives. You’ll see wooden barrels stuffed with hard candies and old-school treats, and real Coke from a glass bottle that can never be duplicated.
One thing that always remains true at Savannah Candy Kitchen is the world famous praline. Unlike anything else, these great batches of goodness are the Kitchen’s signature. They’re a true Southern tradition he loves sharing with the world.
Those traditions and values reflect back to the original vision of Savannah Candy Kitchen, a family-run operation that believes in fun, family and delicious treats. They work hard to create that whimsy so every customer can channel their inner child and experience the magic of the candy shop.
– Stan Strickland, founder, Savannah Candy Kitchen
225 E River St, Savannah, GA 912.233.8411 savannahcandy.com