To Bob Sullivan, owner of Sweet Lorraine’s Candy Shoppe in Barrington, the best part of owning a candy shop is that people are inevitably happy from the moment they walk in the door.
Enter with a pocket full of change and you’re whisked away by the nostalgia of an “old school” candy store. Right when you thought the days of penny candy counters were a distant memory, Sweet Lorraine’s revives the tradition. The interior resembles the inside a colorful candy box: green-and-white striped walls and shelves of candy everywhere you turn.
Since its opening in July of 2008, the shop has showcased everything from packaging to product from local suppliers: Harbor Sweets, Ocean State Chocolates, Sweenor's, and Anchor Toffee, to name a few. Lined up in their glass case, you can find artisan chocolates and penny candy, plus sugar-free, nut-free, and organic options for the health- and allergen-conscious. And for Valentine’s Day? You can count on plenty of heart-shaped sweets to buy for your other half – or yourself.