Beals Ice Cream


I can’t go to any new city without getting some dessert. And, I do love ice cream, so, no better treat to get in the summer. I headed over to Beals Ice Cream in Portland, ME. 


Beals uses their own exclusive ice cream base to make their many ice cream flavors, in addition to producing specialty products including frozen yogurt, sorbet, no sugar added ice cream, pies, cakes and more. 


I ordered their Moose Trail. Vanilla ice cream as a base, it’s swirled with rich, chocolate fudge and tiny chocolate peanut butter cups. The ice cream is creamy and delicious, and the fudge and cups are bountiful, not leaving you searching for those “best parts”, but being able to have some in every bite. 

The Shorts:
Name: Beals Ice Cream
Location: 12 Moulton Street, Portland, ME
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, there are loads of flavors to choose from, so, you know, I’ll have to try the rest.
Would I recommend it? For sure, it’s in a great location for walking and shopping and has that family-run vibe. 


Savannah’s Candy Kitchen


If you have a sweet tooth, and find yourself in Nashville, look no further than Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. They’re the largest candy company in the Southeast, housing fresh, handmade confections.


Best known for their pralines, they’re producing them onsite with on-demand samples, and you can best believe I got one. They were sweet and delicious and melt in your mouth. They also make their popcorn right in front of your eyes.


You can also get samples of the popcorn, and, yeah, I did that too. It’s not just regular  popcorn, it’s fancy popcorn flavors like Chocolate Pecan Caramel Corn, and Pralines N Cream, just to name a few. 


In addition, you can find monster sized candy apples, with flavors for everyone. If you’re still searching for more, they have a variety of taffy flavors, fudges, gelato, and other chocolate confections. And if some of these are a little too sophisticated for the kiddies, there’s a wall of self-serve gummies, fruit and sour candies to load your bag up with. 

The Shorts:
Name: Savannah’s Candy Kitchen
Location: 310 Broadway Street, Nashville
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Do fish swim in water?
Would I recommend it? Absolutely, it’s pretty much a Southern candy Mecca.