Monday, April 4, 2011

Explorations: Baldingers

When the weekends roll around, Hubby and I are often very busy.  In fact this whole month is jam packed for us.  But this past weekend was pretty quiet, so we decided to take the opportunity to do a little exploring.  After looking up various places to go, we settled on taking a short drive to Zelionople PA to visit a place called Baldingers.

This store is marketed as having tons of candy, particularly unusual finds or candy of yesteryear.  They also have foods from around the world, and an amazing supply of cookie cutters.  It took us a little while to find it, and Hubby said "I hope this is more than a crusty old bucket of horehound candy and some star shaped cookie cutters" or something along those lines.  Needless to say, when we walked in the door, we were not disappointed.


There were tables of penny candy, and the entire back shelf was various candy bars and wrapped novelty candies.  Plus, there was a table of unique chocolates.  I was in heaven.  I saw so many of my childhood favorites!


There were also soup mixes, baked good mixes, teas, snack mixes, it just went on and on.  On the other end of the store, there were all kinds, and I do mean all kinds, of cookie cutters.  We even found a dachshund cookie cutter!  And every flavor of jelly bean you can imagine.

There were also kitchen gadgets, vintage hats, and knickknacks for sale, and the coolest thing was the old fashioned cash register.


We probably only took in a fraction of the awesomeness of the store.  I guarantee this will not be our last trip to the store.  If you are ever in the area, I really suggest you check it out, if for no other reason than to buy some penny candy and feel like a kid again.