The Esplanade

Filter Esplanade Blog

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen Makes You Feel Like a Kid in a Candy Store!

If you want to feel like a kid in a candy store this Valentine’s Day, Savannah’s Candy Kitchen in Washington, Maryland is the place for you. Savannah’s Candy Kitchen makes the freshest and finest candy in the South. The candy shop has made delicious handmade southern delights from scratch for generations, and the store’s famous pralines are just one of the amazing southern candies and sweets that they create fresh every single day, along with divinity, gelato, ice cream, caramel apples, and delicious gophers. Savannah’s Candy Kitchen continues to choose local and natural ingredients to create these sweet treasures from recipes that are generations old.

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen was founded in 1991 by Stan “The Candy Man” Strickland. Stan’s mother worked in a candy factory known for their divinity candy, peanut brittle, glazed pecans, log rolls, and pecan pralines in Woodbine, Georgia, and she would make pralines and candy at home, particularly during the holidays. Stan baked with his mother in the kitchen learning how to create homemade southern candies and treats and ultimately decided to open his own candy company Savannah Candy Kitchen on Savannah’s historic River Street. The Washington, Maryland shop is now open from Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.