New Openings: Captain Candy
Captain Candy is nostalgic candy shop featuring British and American candies, chocolates and other confectionery. It recently opened its doors in Port Credit and is tucked away in a small alley along Lakeshore Rd. E.
Zach Anaya and his wife Kat Slyfield appreciate the small town feel which Port Credit offers, reminiscent of Anaya's small home town in Massachusetts and other Canadian cities in which he's lived with Canadian wife Slyfield.
Anaya has been in the retail business since he was a kid himself working at his Dad's video store and candy shop. He's recreated a piece of his childhood so others can take a walk down memory lane enjoying some of the sweets that once lined the shelves at your local Becker's Milk (convenience store).
You will find a long list of popular candies and sweets such as Big League Chew Gum, Pop Rocks, Lucky Elephant pink candy popcorn, Curly Wurly chocolate, Tahitian Treat fruit punch, Bean Boozled jelly beans, an entire wall of Pez, Whatchamacallit, white chocolate Reese’s, and McCraw’s Neapolitan taffy, Gold Rocks, Cherry Blossom, Thrills gum (the gum that tastes like soap or cologne), rock candy lollipops, Blow Pop and a few novelty items.
Unique for: Nostalgic candies originating mostly from Britain and US
Concept: Take a walk down memory lane through childhood candies and treats and to feel like a kid again.
What's Up and Coming? Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CaptainCandyOntario for a chance to win a gift basket filled with goodies. Old school tin lunch boxes, tin banks of super heroes (i.e. The Hulk, Star Wars, Avengers); Minion head lunch boxes.