Chutters, in Littleton, NH,
features a tour de force of familiar and hard-to-find candies
Article and photo by Eric H.
Hampshire is best known for its stunning scenery, but for those with a
sweet tooth, the most appetizing views in the "Granite
State" might just come from Chutters Candy Shop in Littleton,
Chutters holds the unique record for the
counter in the world at 111
ft. and 11 inches,
according to the Guiness Book of World Records.
Almost like touring a museum that showcases the history of candy --
about 800 jars in all -- Chutters features so many kinds of penny
candies and familiar and hard-to-find sweets that it's hard to know
where to begin. Some people just stand there stunned -- with that
deer-in-the-headlights look and mouths ajar -- not knowing where to
start. Others just pace back and forth, finally making decisions after
several minutes of this light-to-moderate exercise.
somewhat like an old-fashioned department store with its open
floor plan and laid-back hometown feel, Chutters also sells some
delicious homemade fudge and chocolates, regional gift and souvenirs,
and a limited amount of gourmet foods on two levels. All of
is nice, of course, but it's really
the candy counter that capture's one attention. Malo Cups, Sky Bars, Necco
and Sour Balls, anyone?
43 Main St.
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