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Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Candy Filled Mug for Your Valentine

Looking for something besides the usual heart shaped box filled with chocolates for your Valentine? Consider these hand made stoneware mugs filled with candy.


There is a wonderful candy store in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, just 9 miles from the Inn at Green River. I visited Robin's Candy Shop on Main Street recently and worked with owner, Robin Helfand on the packaging and candy choices for these delectable Valentine's treats.

We have 5 colors of hand thrown, stoneware mugs to choose from, each with the Inn's logo embossed on the front. These very sturdy mugs are made by the Deneen family in St. Paul, Minnesota and can be used in the oven or microwave for cooking, put in the freezer, and of course the dishwasher. And they do a great job of keeping your coffee or tea warm.

But back to the candy. On your next visit to the Inn, be sure to stop in to the candy shop on Main Street. It is a fantasy filled place, with some wonderful old fashioned candy favorites that will take you back to your childhood. Remember Bonomo's Turkish Taffy and Sugar Babies? Love licorice? Robin's has over 50 varieties!

Robin in front of her Great Barrington, MA store


Robin recently opened a second shop on Newberry Street in Boston. Her round business card conveys a sense of how much fun the shops are.




For Valentine's, we filled these mugs with candy appropriate for the holiday, like NECCO Sweethearts Conversation Hearts (did you know these were invented around the time of the Civil War?), pink salt water taffy, spicy cinnamon hearts and sour cherry balls. But these candy filled mugs would be great for a birthday as well, filled with a different assortment of candy, and you will have the mugs as a remembrance of your enjoyable stay at the Inn at Green River. Rather have chocolate? We can offer a mug filled with Kopper's Dark and Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels - to die for! These are packaged for us by our friends at Passiflora in Hillsdale. I warn you, it is very easy to eat the half pound of chocolate covered caramels in one sitting.




If you can't get up to the Inn for a romantic Valentine's visit, we would be happy to ship the candy filled mug(s) to you. Order soon though! The cost is $29.95 for a mug filled with your choice of the candies shown. Call us at 518-325-7248 or email care of our website and we will get right back to you.

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