I’m a chocoholic. That is a fact of life I have come to accept; if there is any choice between cake, hard-candies, or really any sweet and chocolate—chocolate wins by a landslide. Now, in all that lead-up, I have to admit that I betrayed my love-affair with chocolate for the saltwater taffy of Northern California while I was in the Sacramento area visiting a friend from my LA days. She took me to a candy-shop filled with barrels of flavors was too tempting and I felt like I had traveled back in time to the 50s. The only thing that would have made the picture more complete would have been a counter serving shakes in the corner and a guy in a pin-stripe hat.
So I caved. Of course I caved, do you see those barrels of sweets?!
Even beyond the sweets though, this tiny shop in Old Town Sacramento offered up dozens and dozens of sweet, sour, and decidedly spicy taffies and the ambiance of it was as charming as any. This photo sets my taste-buds watering in memory of the freshly made dark pink cinnamon flavored taffies, so creamy … taffy is pretty much a must for any trip to San Francisco.
Though I do not travel much in the United States anymore, we do have our charming areas and our slices of life that are worth indulging in. I especially loved that I could try on my travel habits after having been on the road for a couple years now—it changes the way I approach even traveling in a city or state I know pretty well. :)