If you are looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift or if you just have a sweet tooth, there are plenty of places for sweet treats and candy in the Cumberland Valley. 

My favorite location is Georgie Lou’s in Carlisle. They offer more than 475 different varieties of candy – including favorites from your childhood such as Charleston Chews, Lemonheads, Pop Rocks, and Sky Bars. Bulk candy, hard candy, candy bars, gummies, and chocolate… this store meets every craving. To top it off, they also offer a unique selection of retro gifts. 

Another unique store for the candy connoisseur is Brittle Bark in Mechanicsburg. Their famous “Brittle Bark” is made fresh daily.  You can also find an ever-changing variety of chocolate covered pretzels, cookies, fresh-dipped chocolate-covered fruit and potato chips, and handmade chocolates. Be sure to pick up their exclusive line of Cocoa Creek Chocolates. You never know what yummy goody to expect when you enter the store.

Candy not your thing? Be sure to stop by one of our many bakeries to taste-tempting treats such as cookies, cakes, pastries, pies, brownies, tortes and more. Two of my favorite locations:  Pennsylvania Bakery in Camp Hill and The Pie Haus in Carlisle.

Looking for a little bit of Europe right here in the Cumberland Valley? Try Helena’s Chocolate Café and Creperie featuring French-style crepes and French macarons, Italian-style beverages and seasonal Italian gelato, plus handmade chocolates in the Belgian tradition. Want to warm up? Try the sinfully delicious homemade hot chocolate!