SugaRush has a fabulous location at 619 Sackville Drive, right across from the library and my favourite spooky supplies store:
Ripsters!!! Now I can pick up library books, zombie makeup and candy within the same city block.
Welcome to the Store
As soon as you come into the store they have all their new candy news on the gigantic chalkboard. You will also be greeted by the scent of fresh popcorn and the sweetness of candy.
Of course you will find nostalgic candy galore but I was happily surprised to see the Awake Chocolate Bar that I reviewed last year.
There is a sense of mischievous fun with newer products like Bean Boozled and Harry Potter’s Bertie Bott’s Beans.
An easy way to fool your friends into eating candy that tastes like rotten eggs and/or baby wipes. Gross!
I thought it was so cool they had they mythical jelly beans from Harry Potter but earwax? I am a pretty adventurous foodie but prefer to have pleasant sweet memories. Kids must love these though!
I loved Pop Rocks when I was a kid and they have all different flavours.
Reg and I purchased what we thought were Jelly Tots when we were out the other day but they just did not do the trick. So happy to know that the real deal is at SugaRush. Now when we have a craving, we know where to go.
Whatchamacallit has been the one chocolate bar from my childhood I had not been able to track down… until now. In fact they disappeared quickly after I had my first one after dance class all those years ago. I will be going back for this one. I already had a stack of treats to take home when I saw these at the cash register.
The packaging may be different but I hope the flavours of Fun Dips are the same. When I was a kid I used to sit on our doorstep in Montreal and dip the candy stick into these fun flavoured sugars in the summer.
Wall of Candy
There are two parts to the wall of candy. One has all the true flavours of authentic Jelly Belly‘s and you can mix and match them since they are all the same price. This part of the wall of candy is the same deal, just a different price.
I picked up a few random candies but had a feeling about these sour grapes. I am so glad I listened to my instincts.
I did finally get my Beep slushie! Sadly the season for Beep by the Farmers Dairy has now come to an end but they have other amazing slushies there. Reg got a grape and cream soda swirl. I am absolutely getting that next time, it was so good!
I am not a big pop drinker but they had some products I had to try. Reg got his traditional Green Apple by Jones. Me? I love the flavour of Cherry Coke but can’t handle the caffeine so when I saw 7 Up had their own version? “Mine!”
I should have realized ahead of time that duh, it’s going to taste like a Shirley Temple. And it did! It was way too sweet for Reg. I enjoyed it but the sweetness was ridiculous.
I am still not convinced that Curlywurly is the chocolate treat I used to love as a kid. The one I had was always so soft and would get nice and long and dangle. This Curlywurly easily breaks and gets chocolate all over you. Grr…
I got the old fashioned taffy because I remembered buying it as a kid and wanted that nostalgic flavour. Unfortunately this taffy was all goo and wouldn’t come off the wax paper and did not taste at all pleasant. Bummer.
I did want to try something new so I got Nuttfles and to be honest, I hardly remember them. Oh well!
The only pop I enjoyed as a kid was Pop Shoppe Pop and even though I prefer their retro bottles, I picked up their canned pop. Leave it to Pop Shoppe to put “Real Sugar!” on their cans, LOL. I appreciate it because personally, I want to stay away from sugar alternatives.
The Lime Ricky Soda tasted just how I remembered it! Sweet and sour and fabulous. We really enjoyed sharing that. On the other hand, we were a little nervous about the banana flavour. Apparently it is big in the U.S. and hard to get here so I had to try it.
It tasted just like a banana popsicle! A melted bubbly banana popsicle but very enjoyable, if not a little weird. It wasn’t as sweet as we were expecting which was a great surprise.
We had to get Reg his favourite spearmint leaves, some sour peach candies but I was right, those sour grapes? Fantastic! I could not stop eating them and they gave us one big tummy ache but it was worth it.
I was also pleasantly surprised by the creamy fabulousness of Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. These were an absolute dream. I have no idea that the two would go together almost as wonderfully as milk chocolate. I have to play with that idea now!
Summer may be over (I am still in denial about that) but you can have sweet treats all year round at SugaRush at 619 Lower Sackville Drive. I have been there twice and feel like there is still so much to explore at this store. It is so more than just indulging in candy. It takes me back to a sense of home that I have been missing.