This summer I had a couple of free hours in Sydney, Nova Scotia. A quick google search of “things to see nearby” turned up the Cape Breton Fudge Company. Never one to turn down sweets, I headed down the street. I have to admit I was slightly concerned when I came across this building:
It did not appear promising for souvenir shopping. I turned a corner and it felt like a dream sequence in a sitcom; there was practically music:
Such a cute little store. 🙂
I was completely overwhelmed by the myriad of choices and ended up bringing home an assortment for my nieces and nephews:
It came packaged in a sweet little box:
With some added sweets thrown in:
Saltwater Taffy is always a hit in our office.
As for taste, I didn’t actually get any. But by the reports I got back, it disappeared quickly. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
One of my favourite parts of work trips is when there is an opportunity to tour the area, particularly the wharves and harbours. While these stops used to make me crazy when I was growing up (I would have much preferred a gift shop or two) I’ve learned to appreciate the bustle and character each harbour possesses. Here are some highlights from last week in Cape Breton.
One of my new obsessions this summer has been East Coast Coffee. I found this new-to-me coffee and a local gift shop. I couldn’t resist trying a coffee called “Fundy Fog Buster” or “Morning Screech”. I tend to stick to medium to light roast coffee, and both are great in their respective categories.
The big draw for me was that it was a local-ish company. While Cape Breton isn’t down the street, it’s Maritimes roots certainly make it more local than the larger, better-known coffee producers. When I read that the pods are bio-degradable, it was a final tipping point. It bothers when I see how many pods accumulate in the garbage next to my coffee station; it’s nice to know that these will eventually have an end-life.
Good coffee, local company, pretty boxes, great names: how could you go wrong?