Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sunnyside Sweets offers Tuesday specials

Brittany Warnick, left, waits on (l to r) Jasmine Harris, Abigail Sanchez-Gibson, Brenna Gibson and Ashley Rydalch at Sunnyside Sweets mid-day Tuesday.
I went out Hitt Road today to see how the new Indian restaurant, Tandoori Oven is coming along. Located where Play and Trade used to be, it looks like there's still some work to be done.

Here's some news, though. Across the road at Sunnyside Sweets Candy Shoppe they were having a Tuesday special of 75 cents for a kids scoop ice cream cone (last week it was $1 Italian sodas). They have 22 flavors from which to choose, although the very popular Play-Doh blend probably won't be back until summer, said Brittany Warnick, a BYU-Idaho student who has been working behind the counter since the store opened in October.

Owners Tara and Jarom Christensen, who own the Sunnyside Plaza building in which Sunnyside Sweets sits, are going for a retro feel, with lots of old school candy varieties and sodas. A lot of them they buy through Amazon, Warnick said. I was pleased to find my favorite, Turkish Taffy, and a new flavor to boot (blue raspberry; it was OK, but I still think I'll stick with chocolate, vanilla, banana and strawberry.)

I did not find loose Bazooka gum, which I would really like. The last place to have that was Common Cents on South Boulevard, and I'm pretty sure it was during the first Bush administration.

The big screen TV on the wall is usually playing "The Wizard of Oz," "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" or "E.T.", although they have others they play around Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

In parting, I would like to ask whether you think Idaho Falls has a sweet tooth. In addition to Sunnyside Sweets, we have Aunt Annie's Kitchen, Sarah's Candy Cottage, Candy Junction on West Broadway and Love at First Bite. Tell me what you think.