Amy's Candy Bar Delivers Sour Bliss To Chicagoans

Amy's Candy Bar Delivers Sour Bliss To Chicagoans

During the pandemic, with the shelter in place order, we rarely go to stores. We’ve had everything from groceries to beer delivered, and now, candy.

For Easter, my wife gave the girls and I each a specialized bag of candy, beautifully wrapped in cellophane with pretty stickers, from Amy’s Candy Bar, here in Ravenswood. I got the Sour Gummi Mix and fell in love with the Rainbow Pieces.


The Sour Gummi Bears were great, but the texture of the Sour Gummi Worms always throws me. The same thing with the Sour Gummi Oct0pi, they just don’t feel right going down. The true gem of the sour mix was the stuffed pieces of licorice, they were divine. So much so, that this week we called Amy and inquired about getting a bag of those sour-stuffed “Rainbow Pieces,” exclusively. Luckily, the answer was, “Yes!”


I have always loved gnawing on mouth-puckering sour belts, so we took our chances on a bag of the Sour Rainbow Licorice Belts. Tart strawberry, green apple, blue raspberry, and tutti fruity explode in your mouth, with a chewy texture that you can’t get enough of.


If you’re a chocolate connoisseur, Amy has a few things I can’t forget to mention. The Ballpark Crunch is one of the best crunchy sweets I’ve ever had. Take a pack of this to Wrigley and your friends will never stop asking you what that “chocolate potato chip thing” was?

“Take me out to the ball game! The perfect crunch combination of potato chips, peanuts, and pretzels is caught in a blend of Belgian milk and dark chocolate. This customer-favorite is always a win. Handcrafted in our kitchen.” -Chef Amy Hansen


My wife loves the Chocolate Malt Balls, and my daughters love the Peanut Butter Balls. For something totally texturally different, try the Chocolate Covered Swedish Fish.

Just check the website, where you will find several things you’ll want to order. They can do curbside during this time of need, or they can deliver that sour bliss you’ve been craving, depending upon where you live. #SupportLocal

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