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Newport's Sweetest New Shop

Local candy company Anchor Toffee opens its first store front on Bowen's Wharf

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Call it a sweet dream come true: Anchor Toffee, the candy company started by husband-and-wife duo Katie and Peter Kelly at the Warren food incubator Hope and Main, has just opened its own storefront on Bowen’s Wharf in Newport. Along with the signature Almond Butter Toffee that launched them into the Rhode Island Candymaking Hall of Fame - that doesn’t exist, but, well, we wish it did - the couple is also offering other confections, like Naked Toffee (without chocolate), dark chocolate and espresso truffles, and seasonal toffees. But trust us, try the original Almond Butter Toffee, which is so popular that they make about 12,000 pounds of it annually. As with all of their treats, Katie and Peter keep it simple: almonds, sweet cream butter, sugar, salt and dark chocolate - but, as the adage goes, there’s beauty in simplicity. And in the case of Anchor Toffee, there’s deliciousness, too.