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A sweet taste of Seaward Candies

by Sarah Morris - Copy Editor
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 06:00 pm
Photos by Emma Misiaszek/PHOTO EDITOR
Seaward Candies has been established since 1976, and its Brockport storefront has been on Main Street since 2000.
Photos by Emma Misiaszek/PHOTO EDITOR Seaward Candies has been established since 1976, and its Brockport storefront has been on Main Street since 2000.
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Since 1976, Seaward Candies has been selling delicious chocolate and candy in the Village of Holley. The factory, which is located in a house in Holley, is where the chocolateers hand make their goods. Since the early 2000’s, another Seaward Candies has been open in Brockport, and a convenient place for students to apply for a job since it’s right in the village. Right now, Seaward Candies employs a total of four people, including Faith Williams, who has been working there since March of this year.

Williams’ favorite thing to eat in the store is the sponge candy, covered toffee-like substance made from sugar, corn syrup, molasses and baking soda, which is very hard to make. It is most common in Western New York, more specifically Buffalo, and is rarely found in other parts of the U.S. 

“We handcraft all of our chocolate,” Williams said. “We bring it here and we package it all.”

Along with sponge candy, Seaward Candies sells a variety of molded milk chocolate in all sizes and shapes, including musical instruments, different types of phones, animals and holiday themes.

Seaward Candies has giant, hollow molded candy too, including a teddy bear and Noah’s Ark for only $19.95. They also have bark and coconut patties for $2.59, and their solid chocolate ranges in price based on size.

Seaward Candies doesn’t use any artificial flavors or preservatives in their chocolate. In addition to their candy and homemade chocolate, they sell hard ice cream in a variety of unique flavors, including pumpkin pie, maple walnut, cotton candy and rainbow sherbet. 

“I could tell it was good chocolate and not manufactured,” Kyle Nemechek, a patron who bought Seaward Candies’ chocolate covered pretzels, said.

As soon as you walk into the store, you’re greeted by colorful rows of candy and differently shaped chocolate along the walls. There are benches outside and tables inside to enjoy the sweet treats you bought. Upbeat music plays as you browse the shelves in the well-lit store. 

“The place was small, but in a comfortable way,” Nemechek said. “I would recommend it to friends.” 

Seaward Candies is located on Main Street in the Village of Brockport, where they’re open everyday from noon to 8 p.m. 

“I think we’re just going to keep on making candy, it seems to be working,” Williams said about the future of the company.

Seward’s signature products and homemade philosophy has made it a mainstay of the main street beat and will surely continue to make it a classic Brockport business for years to come. 

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