The Windy Hill Candle Factory and Candyland is one of those gems that are out of the way. You can’t just drive down a street and come upon it. You have to know where to look. Locals around Port Crane, NY know it’s there and know the roads to get to it. If you aren’t from the area, you should still find the Windy Hill Candle Factory and Candyland whenever you are passing through.
The history of the Windy Hill Candle Factory and Candyland. The Windy Hill Candle Factory opened in 1995. They make their own candles, mostly jar candles. You walk into the store and the smells are overwhelming, but in a good way. In 2005, The Windy Hill Candle Factory also became Candyland. Now, with the candles, you can find a huge assortment of candies for children and adults.
The store is located on Route 79 not far from Binghamton, NY. Although there are random small signs here and there on roads, The Windy Hill Candle Factory and Candyland can be hard to find if you don’t live around here. You will recognize it as the large cabin surrounded by beautiful countryside.
The candles at the Windy Hill Candle Factory. As mentioned, this place makes their candles. You can find all types of candles, but they are most well known for their jar candles. They come in a few different sizes. The store has rows upon rows of candles for you to smell and choose from. You will find many common scents, but also a bunch of interesting and unique scents. Look for Chanel #5, candy corn, fuzzy navel, or popcorn scents. Besides candles, you can find many gifts for candle lovers.
The candy at Candyland. While the candles are tucked in the back of the Windy Hill Candy Factory, the candy at Candyland takes center stage. In fact, it’s the first thing you see as you walk in the door. Rows upon rows of candy, all of it ready to put you into sugar shock.
Retro candy. This is the stuff that will make the adults give a, “Remember when?” Look for candy cigarettes, Big Chews, or Beeman’s chewing gum.
Unique candy and goodies. You’ll find Hotlixx products like chocolate covered crickets, scorpion lollipops, or flavored worms. And yes, those are real bugs in them. Or how about some elk or buffalo jerky? If you dare, try their Toxic Waste products. These sour candies come with a warning label to not eat more than one at once and if you are sensitive to sour foods, don’t try them.
Penny candy. Penny candy by the bulk is a big seller at Candyland. You will find all your favorites, ready to grab.
Candies from around the world. Try some licorice from Australia or Finland. Find Dutch candies, or Frunas from Columbia. The only popular candy they are lacking are goods from Japan. They could have at least tossed in some Pocky.
Almost all of the candy at Candyland can be bought individually, often for only 25 cents. Or, there are small packs, and they can be bought in bulk for fundraisers, parties, or resale.
The only complaint about Windy Hill Candle Factory and Candyland. This is a loved store, plain and simple. However, some of the candy that was purchased was really hard like it had been sitting for quite some time. Sure, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds and you’re fine, but you shouldn’t have to do that. Still tasted great, though.
The store info:
Windy Hill Candle Factory and Candyland
5201 Route 79
Port Crane, NY 13833
Open daily 10-5
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