And yet another blog about food shopping.....but this time, only for the sweets.
The town of Uzès is home to one of the Haribo factories. Hari-who, you say? Haribo, a German candy company and creator of the gummie bear - those little guys date back to 1922! If you bike by the factory (which we have) you can smell the sugar in the air. Not only is the factory located here, there is an attached Musée de Bonbon (Museum of Candy!). Athough we knew our cultural experiences would suffer, we skipped the museum and headed directly to the boutique (aka, the big candy store).
You are welcomed to the site by the Haribo bear, so of course we had to stop for a picture.
Brad opted to stand with his favourite candy.....Mr. Licorice
And we were quite serious about this being essentially a grocery store selling only candy. The entire store is bubblegum pink and there are four cashiers to check your purchases through at the end.
Once inside it's a cornucopia of sugary snacks and treats. As we mentioned before, these guys invented the gummy bear, so there's no shortage of them here. Including ones in size XL. I'm sure this would see someone through an entire sitting of The Hobbit.
Buying in bulk here is the obvious draw for many. You name the candy, it comes in a 5kg package. Seriously.....
We opted to get the regular sized bags of candy and not finance our respective dentists' boat purchases.