Welcome to the Squirrel's Nest!
The original all natural candy store.
The store that provides natural alternatives
for you and your children.
Voted "Best Candy Shop"
I had written the note below months ago, just could not post it. But as I recieve the beautiful notes with your Christmas orders, and hear so many kind words as I share with those picking up their orders I know it is time. I have done my job and am told by many that I have done it well. I like to think so <3
At the end of our Christmas season I will be closing the Broad St store. The time has come to retire. While many items are now sold out others will be available a little while longer. Sorry I can't be any clearer but life just does not give us a crystal ball!
Depending on circumstances in my life….. My goal is to play with chocolate if at all possible! As I continue to support Alzheimer’s fundraisers, Purdue University’s National Engineering Challenge, and a few local events. There may even be a wedding or two in there somewhere.
How blessed I have been to share all these years with so many of you! What fun it has been providing treats for your children and for some now your grandchildren.
It has been a privilege working with multiple generations and their need for natural treats. I have cherished all the notes, phone calls, and receiving your family Christmas photos.
I passionately took on the job of providing items when the need was there. If you have read my history you understand that it was indeed a win win. By helping you it allowed me to heal from the loss of my Jason. The little boy that started it all.
Now that natural products are readily available to you locally my job has become obsolete. It seems all but one item on our natural wish list is now available naturally. We old timers remember things on that wish list like lolly pops, bubble gum, gummies, and donuts. The one thing I am still waiting for is candy corn!
Looking back it’s funny how things are so crystal clear. God placed just the right people in my life each step of the way to allow me to continue serving you all these years. It is bitter sweet and yes I have been having trouble letting go. But it is time. I have 4 beautiful grand children that I want to spend time with. I next Christmas I may just have time to bake a cookie or two!
I mentioned to a friend that it was time to start a new chapter in my life. Their answer was it’s time to start a new book! This book has been a little lengthy. So it’s time it ended and I start another!
Just a heads up. The mini marshmallows are out of stock at the ware house. No it is NOT good timing and YES I am having a heart attack! But there are somethings that I just have no control over.
For those of you that live in or close to Delaware. You will find Squirrel's Nest Chocolates at these locations ~ Lost and Found Again (Middletown), Newark Natural Foods (Newark), and The Delaware Store (Dover). So no reason to do without your chocolate fix from the "Nest"!
As always I hope I have not only made your life a little easier but sweeter as well!
Since 1980 The Squirrel's Nest has been providing families with natural sweets. My mission is to continue offering great tasting-fun foods that do not contain synthetic ingredients.