50 Years of Pralines, Fudge, and the sweet legacy of River Street Sweets' Strickland Family




River Street Sweets, Savannah's oldest candy store, celebrated its 50th anniversary with the opening of a new brick-and-mortar location on Broughton Street, expanding its legacy in the Hostess City. Founded by the Strickland family, the candy-making journey began with humble beginnings, evolving from a Christmas gift shop into a beloved candy store. Stan "The Candy Man" Strickland's tinkering with fudge pots led to the creation of their famous pralines, a recipe perfected over the years and cherished by many.

The store's atmosphere, steeped in Southern hospitality, and its mouth-watering treats, including fudge, pralines, and gourmet sweets, have kept customers coming back for generations. River Street Sweets has become an iconic brand in Savannah, contributing to the city's reputation for gourmet Southern sweets alongside its sister store, Savannah’s Candy Kitchen.

With the success of their franchise business and plans for expansion, including opening five stores annually in the South and expanding their restaurant ventures, the Strickland family aims to transform their candy company into more of a hospitality brand while preserving their commitment to Southern hospitality and providing memorable experiences for their guests.

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