Chocolate, ice cream, candy…these are the ultimate edible goodies. Experience an old-fashioned candy store in Smiths Falls at the Rideau Candy Shoppe, a store that may not be exactly like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, but is pretty close. This cute and colourful shop is filled with penny candies (remember them?), hard-to-find favourites, delicious homemade fudge, and is every child’s (and adult’s) sweet fantasy.
Perth Chocolate Works is located in Perth’s downtown core and is one of those hidden spots that will blow you away. Ask about their famous Belgian Hot Chocolate that’s dark and thick and slightly bitter, more reminiscent of the traditional “pot au chocolat” than a typical hot chocolate.
For something to cool you down on a hot day, an absolute must-try is Downtown Ice Cream Shoppe, in Merrickville. This fun store creates their very own ice cream flavors, in house! These ice cream makers are no amateurs, they graduated from the Ice Cream Technology Course at Guelph University (who knew?) and specialize in unusual flavor creations that will wow you. They also make chocolates!
Sample the edible treats found in Smiths Falls and Merrickville with Le Boat’s 10-day cruise that takes you from Smiths Falls, to Merrickville, and all the way to Ottawa, where even more culinary delights await!