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Your Dentist Hates Amy's Candy Bar

Hit the Sweet Spot in Ravenswood

candy jars!

If you’re going to get a cavity, the least you can do is make sure it’s worth it.

Start with a caramel at Amy’s Candy Bar, a Ravenswood sweets boutique opening today. The 50¢ confections (in flavors like sea salt, chocolate, raspberry, and passion fruit mango) are The French Pastry School grad Amy Hansen’s specialty.

After years of ogling her grandma’s brownies, Hansen went to school (a.k.a. the kitchen). Today, she whips up gourmet sugar cookies and chocolate-dipped pretzels, custom cupcakes, nougat, and more.

Glass jars filled with candy buttons and lipsticks, pinwheels, and Mallo Cups, along with Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, add a nostalgic air to the European confectionary.

Take your kid or just your kid at heart. Either way, be sure to get your fill.

Amy’s Candy Bar, 4704 North Damen Avenue, at Leland Avenue (773-942-6386 or amyscandybar.com).

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4704 N Damen Ave
@ Leland Ave
Chicago, IL 60625