Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Highway 49--Gold Rush Country: Columbia State Historic Park, Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen

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Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen  22726 Main St.  This vintage shop uses 100-year-old recipes and antique equipment to turn out such old-time favorites as horehound, rocky road, and almond bark.  New favorites include white-chocolate dipped apricots, chocolate-caramel-pecan turtles, and white-chocolate California bears. Sugar-free goodies are also available.  This sweet shop has been in the same family for five generations and is rated as one of the ten top candy shops in the U.S.  

Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park in California
Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park in California


jumbo jawbreakers at Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park in California
jumbo jawbreakers at Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park in California



caramel-pecan turtles at Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park in California
caramel-pecan turtles at Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park in California



fresh fruit jellies at Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park in California
fresh fruit jellies at Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park in California

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