My recent bus trip to Canandaigua included a side trip to Sweet Expressions, located at 169 S. Main St. in Canandaigua. To call this a candy store is an understatement – it’s confectionary bliss! Silky chocolates, bark of all kinds, truffles, sugar -free items and much more line the shelves. There is also a gourmet food section featuring foods from New York State and the Finger Lakes region, which Canandaigua is a part of.
One of the samples we received upon arrival was a piece of salted milk chocolate bark – I didn’t understand the whole salted chocolate movement until the moment I tasted this! Instead of using sea salt, they used a locally-produced coarse-grain salt – just downright delicious!
As a parting gift, we got this beautiful milk chocolate grape cluster – signifying the wine region – filled with chocolate cabernet wine sauce from Arbor Hill Winery, located at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake.
Check out Sweet Expressions online at www.sweetexpressionsonline.com.
all photos: Paula Thompson Freelance