Chocolate. Yes, chocolate is the feature of Anderson’s Candy Shop, a chocolate factory in Richmond, Illinois within McHenry County. The original Anderson’s Candy Shop was located in Chicago. When rents soared to a whopping $25 a month in 1926, the Anderson’s moved their store to a dirt road in Richmond. They remain in this same location though the road is now paved and the building has seen extensive remodeling.
Did we mention their chocolate…
Several experienced chocolate makers make chocolate bars, chocolate pieces, filled chocolate and chocolate covered strawberries. It is easy to identify the milk chocolate in packages with red letters from the dark chocolate with blue lettering.
We watched as these strawberries were bathed in chocolate.
We could not wait to sample these chocolate goodies.
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Click on the image below to view this episode of “Where Are You Today?” as we take a tour of Anderson’s Candy Shop.
Anderson’s Candy Shop
10301 Main St.
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Our trip was sponsored by the McHenry County Visitors Bureau Anderson’s Candy Shop,.