Lititz, PA

Sweet Legacy Gourmet - An Abundance of All Things Sugary in Lititz, PA

Sara Melissa Frost

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Sweet Legacy Gourmet, Lititz, PAPhoto by Sara Melissa Frost

Lititz never seems to disappoint me. This adorable small town in Lancaster, PA is packed with independent shops and kind locals always greeting you with a smile. One of my favorite places to take a morning walk is East Main Street. Here, you'll find everything from independent bookstores and second-hand vintage to candy shops and cafes. One of my go-to stops on this street is Sweet Legacy Gourmet.

Small batches

Behind these doors, you'll find freshly baked cookies, old-fashioned fudge, handcrafted caramel cooked in a copper kettle, to name a few. The shop has locations in Lititz and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Sweet Legacy Gourmet has been serving locals with sweets for over 30 years. That's what a candy kitchen will do.

The owners are third-generation makers of hand-crafted confections, and they have refined and perfected those delicious old-fashioned recipes. Everything you see in this shop is made by hand in small batches, with fresh and natural ingredients. Real butter, eggs, sugar, basically the same ingredients your grandmother used in her recipes and served to her family.

I've stopped by Sweet Legacy Gourmet quite a few times, and one of my favorites is their handmade caramel-dipped marshmallows. The sweetness and tastiness of these fluffy squares are just outstanding. They're perfect to eat simply as they are, or to put in hot chocolate or a latte.

They also have a wide selection of nuts. Few things beat their large butter toffee pecans. It's a perfect fall snack and the blend of flavors melts in your mouth.

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A small town worth visiting

Lititz, PA, is well known for its lively vibe and a ton of seasonal events and festivals entertaining locals as well as out-of-towners.

All the festivities the town hosts have contributed to it having a status as a small town worth visiting. Back in 2013, Lititz, PA was voted the coolest small town in all of America, and its residents are still proud of it, myself included.

Lititz is located in the northern part of Lancaster, PA. This borough has a population of 9,385 people and occupies a small area of approximately 2.3 square miles. The architecture in historic downtown is a stunning mix between German, English, and Victorian, and you'll see that most of the buildings in the town are built in either brick, stone, or log.

Sweet Legacy Gourmet is located on 55 East Main St, Lititz, PA 17543. Next door you'll find Legacy Collective by the same owners, Matt and Amy Tamulis, and it's another shop worth stopping by.

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