When it comes to talking about wonderful Kentucky food, one of the first places that pops into my head is Candy Land near Kentucky Lake (Hwy 62, Grand Rivers, to be exact – see map below). This wonderful Kentucky landmark brings back wonderful memories for any of us who have been visiting Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between the Lakes for as long as we can remember. Each time we drive by or walk into Candy Land, it’s like I’m a little girl all over again – trying hard to take it all in at once and wondering how something so deliciously perfect can even exist!
I can remember visiting Candy Land when I was really young – the moment wouldn’t have been more magical if I’d stepped into Santa’s Workshop. If fact, then (and now) you’d never convince me that Santa could come up with candy this good.
Sorry, Santa. I’m just keeping it real.
We almost always buy Pecan Logs on our trips to Candy Land and by “almost always,” I mean every single time. We don’t stop there, of course. We also buy a great assortment of other candies to eat on the way back home and we stock up for candy to last us until our next visit.
On a recent trip, we got Chocolate Covered Apricots and a bag of DELICIOUS Chocolate and Coconut candy. Every candy at Candy Land is out of this world and is unlike anything you can find in any grocery store. This candy tastes like you made it at home… assuming you’re a great cook, that is.
If you have to eat gluten free, be sure to read the ingredients which are printed on the tabs of each bag of candy. I’ve found that A LOT of candy doesn’t have any flour or other sources of gluten in it, but some do and it’s just better to be safe than sorry.
The next time you’re around Kentucky Lake, the LBL, or Lake Barkley, promise me you’ll stop in Candy Land. You’ll fall in love with candy all over again.
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