Wilton Candy Shop

The other day my wife and I were enjoying a motorcycle ride.  We were taking turns picking destinations.  I chose the Wilton Candy Shop.

The Wilton Candy Shop actually sells candy, ice cream,  sodas, and sandwiches.  They make their own candy, ice cream and the sodas are actually soda water mixed with syrup at the counter.  The proprietor, George, is a ninety year old man.  He and his wife (she didn’t volunteer her age) are the only employees.    His father owned the shop before him, and he has worked there all his life.  The shop is open every day, seven days a week.  In the early years it was open from 7am to 11pm.  Now that George is advanced in years he has slowed down to working only half days…7am to 7pm.  It is a unique shop with a lot of history.

I am glad that I visited and became a part of its’ story.

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6 Responses to “Wilton Candy Shop”

  1. tjalexander Says:

    Welton, as in the same place that has the Welton truck stop or Wilton? Surely Iowa doesn’t have 2 town called Welton…?

  2. LisaB Says:

    Are you sure you don’t mean Walcott? The I80 truckstop is near Walcott. Don’t remember any Welton being near there.

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