My Awesomer Half and I are in Galway for the bank holiday weekend. It was a busy day in town because of the Galway Races, a popular horse racing event. We took a walk down Shop Street this afternoon.
We could see a lot of people inside Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop. It looked like a popular place so we decided to wander inside and check it out.
It reminded me of Honeyduke's candy store in the Harry Potter films.
They had an entire wall filled with sweets in glass apothecary jars. For you folks reading this in America, it is a lot like the Cottage of Sweets in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
They had a small section of American candy too. I always find it amusing how candy bars from the USA are a novelty here in the EU. There were Almond Joy bars for €2.20, (the same ones you get at Wal-Mart for 75 cents.)
They also had something called Bon-bons, which is classic sweet-shop faire. Bon-bons are sort of an English/Irish thing. Imagine toffee centered candy with a thick coat of icing sugar in various flavors.
Well, what do we have here? One simply doesn't walk into Mordor and drop a ring into a volcano... oh wait. (Ahem.) I mean, one simply doesn't walk into a sweet shop without buying something!
Being a Doctor Who fan, I had to pick up some authentic.... jelly babies!
Thank you Aunty Nellie, we will definitely be back. Nom nom nom.