After lunch at the Pottery House Cafe & Grill, we walked around the Old Mill District to see what else they had to offer. At some point, we picked up a coupon book which had an offer for a free piece of fudge if you bought two from the Old Mill Candy Kitchen. Since we were already in the area, we decided to drop in.
The Old Mill Candy Kitchen reminded me a lot of the candy shops on Mackinac Island. It’s in a tourist district on Old Mill Street and just like any good candy place, they make their creations right in the window so you can watch.
We looked around the store a little bit to see what else they had. J picked up a jar of peppermint sticks then we went to get our fudge. They didn’t have a huge selection, but they had half a dozen or so including my favorite, Cookies ‘n cream.
We got a full pound of the Cookie ‘n cream which fulfilled the two half pound slices for our coupon. For the free half pound slice we got a slice of Tigerbutter that had a layer of vanilla, a layer of peanut butter, and a layer of chocolate.
With the peppermint sticks and fudge, the bill came out to about $20. Definitely no worse than what we’ve paid in Traverse City or Mackinac Island.
We were stuffed after leaving lunch, so we didn’t dig into the fudge right away. It was late in the afternoon after walking around Gatlinburg before we actually tried a piece. I cut off a chunk of Cookies ‘n Cream and it was delicious. It had a much different texture than Michigan fudge, but it was still really good. It was a little more light and airy.
The other piece with the three layers was also delicious and like nothing I’ve ever had before.
We will end up taking probably a pound of fudge with us as we move on to Nashville, but it’s not going to go bad and I guarantee it will get eaten.
I’ll still take Michigan fudge over Tennessee Fudge any day (and there was a Kilwin’s in downtown Gatlinburg), but the Old Mill Candy Kitchen did serve up a pretty good slice.