We recently shared a post called Local Flavors of Lafayette taking you to some of our favorite restaurants around Lafayette Indiana! We hope by now that you have been able to try a few of those establishments!
We also have a sweet side to us (yes, I know that may be hard to believe) and love is in the air so we decided that we needed to seek out some of the BEST ~ SUGARY ~ SWEET ~ TREATS being offered in the Lafayette area for Valentine's Day!
It was so much fun going around and getting all sugared up as we tried some of Lafayette and West Lafayette's local candy stores, ice creameries and cake shops. I am pretty sure that I gained 20 pounds while writing this blog.....but it was all for a good cause:)!!!! We had the opportunity to meet some pretty awesome local business owners and their team members while learning about their stores and their upcoming Valentine's Day specials.
Okay Enough of My Rambling...It's Time to Buckle Up Now Lafayette......We're Taking You On a SWEET RIDE!!!
McCord's Candies - 536 Main St - Lafayette, IN 47901
First and foremost I want to mention their service as it is the key to any successful business and this quaint little candy store has been in downtown Lafayette for over 100 years so they must be doing something right!
This place had a very nostalgic feel in this historic building and they make you feel very welcome! Their homemade candies, Italian sodas, ice cream treats and affordable lunch are all delicious!! McCord's Candies and their candy canes alone make this place close to heart and one of our favorites. Oh, they also serve up an awesome cherry vanilla coke. McCord's does a lot of fun events to get their customers involved such as the candy can making events near Christmas and the new kids club they are starting. They will have some special treats for Valentine's Day including chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered cherries and other Valentine's candies!
Mammaw's Sweet Shoppe - 3803 S R 26 E., Ste B - Lafayette, IN 47905
Oh boy, oh boy - wait until you try these amazing sugar cookies, cupcakes and other treats!
You must take a visit to this adorably chic bakery in Lafayette!! Not only do they serve up amazing treats but their customer service is equally as sweet! They have scrumptious desserts for everyone no matter the occasion from weddings to birthdays to showers and more! They won't just make you a cake...they will make it an event! As their website says "Nobody makes cookies like Mamma....NOBODY!" We have to agree! Their decorated sugar cookies are out of this world!!! They also have a party room for special events! Be sure to pre-order your customized box of chocolate cupcakes or Valentine's cookies!
Something Blue Bakery - 918 Main St - Lafayette, IN 47901
Cupcakes and whoopie pies and cakes....oh my!!!
Something Blue Bakery has an eye for detail! Their cupcakes come in small and large sizes and specialty flavors change from week to week. This adorably charming bakery offers some seating and is decorated just as cute as it can be!! Their display of cakes inside the bakery will knock your socks off too! Some of their Valentine's treats include: "Chocolate Bliss" (a chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache filling), "So Berry In Love" (a strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream and a Bavarian cream fill) and "Gimme S'more Lovin'" (a chocolate cake with marshmallow buttercream, marshmallow filling and topped with graham cracker crumbs). Anyone drooling yet!!
The Pink Walrus - 3575 Promenade Pkwy - Lafayette, IN 47909
Kathy's Homemade Candies - 611 Main St - Lafayette, IN47901
In the heart of Lafayette is this unique little shop with an assortment of chocolates, candies, sodas, popcorn and novelties!
You can literally watch Kathy whip up these homemade delectable treats in the adjacent kitchen while you browse the selection of chocolates, sea salt caramels, old fashioned hard candy, cake balls, specialty truffles, jelly babies, and much much more. Some of her specialties that she'll be making special for Valentine's Day are the giant heart shaped chocolate chip cookies, decorated sugar cookies, customized boxes of chocolates and she will be spending countless hours dipping 10 cases of fresh strawberries in both milk chocolate and dark chocolate!! It's best to pre-order your Valentine's Treats.
Two Crazy Ladies Chocolates and Gifts - Open house THIS SATURDAY at 1019 Wabash Avenue from 12-3pm
Do you want to help a cause while spoiling your sweetheart on Valentine's Day? Check out this fundraiser and help support their mission field....
They have a variety of homemade chocolates, caramels, dark chocolate cherries and toffee packaged in beautiful gold boxes. Check them out of Facebook for more pictures or to special order. Their awesome supporters rave about how delicious their chocolates are!! They will also have some other gift items at the open house!
Sugar overload we know....but admit it this all sounds pretty delicious! Maybe you can take your Valentine to try all of these sugary, sweet treats!!
We hope that you will agree that Lafayette has some unique places to eat and shop making it a pretty sweet place to live!