Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My kids and I were watching the show "UNWRAPPED" about two weeks ago.. and as we were watching a little blip came on about the "Longest Candy Counter in the World"..surely I'm thinking this store would be in the midwest or even further away.. but we were WRONG!! this little store sets in a little NH town called... none other than.. Littleton! It's name CHUTTERS.
So we planned when our fresh air son got here we would scoot over and check the store out... well.. our actually "scoot" is about an hour and 45 minutes... and the funny part... where we live we have to drive completely through VT to get there!

So it's true.. they have a TON and I mean A TON of candy... However... I wasn't thrilled with the price per/lb and when you tell 6 kids to grab a bag and a glove and get what they want... well... they grab gloves and get what they want.. the end cost... to me.. was NOT impressive! But I know in my heart that we will probably never purposefully take this journey again! Not because the store was horrible.. but because there really isn't anything else surrounding it!

Here is the beginning

Here's a look down the LONG shelf.. now in order for this to be a worlds record.. the shelf has to be ONE piece of wood.. it can not be joined counters!! That's ONE big tree!!

Here's the end!
And candy in-between

All through the store my kids kept telling me I needed to buy this sign... I told them they were delusional and I had no idea WHY they would want me to get that sign!! Some how other's agreed with them.. I didn't buy it.. but maybe.. just maybe I'll make myself one!

Here's the gang at the end...!!

And since we had to ride all through VT to get home.. We made a pit stop at one of my VERY VERY favorite places in the whole wide world....

I love this place.. it's the only place that I'll pay for overpriced chocolate chips or flour or any baking supplies.. because it's King Arthur.. bad huh? So I bought some chocolate chip chunks.. and I will make some GREAT cookies with in the next couple of days!


i_am_4given said...

Sound like you and the gang had a great time!! I do have to tell ya, that is one long candy counter!! Holy Mackeral!!!

Oh, I can't wait to see what cookies you are going to make with King Arthur's chocolate...oh, I am so jealous!!!...hehe


OneHappyfamily said...

Never heard of King Arthur's I will have to check it out. Oh, warm chocolate chip cookies are my MAJOR down fall. I can eat 6 standing there at the stove. My kids think I make the best (so I have to make them often.) Have a few for me. Love that show Unwrapped. Love the little Ma and Pa places they show on there. I love to help the "little guy!" Oh BTW you need to just go and treat yourself to that camera. You will never regret it! I cried when I got mine for Christmas Canon Rebel EOS. But then I cry when I read a book. ;0) Oh yeah. Thanks for the Award. I just don't know enough bloggers that I could award it to so I didn't post it on my blog. You said such sweet things about me. You are such a doll! Hugs to you.

Tanya said...

Omg, I love candy stores and that one is the king of them all, it looks like! How fun! There's a really neat candy shop about 45 minutes from here where you can watch them make some of it too. We love going there.

What a fun mom you are. I love stuff like that!

scrapperjen said...

How VERY cool! Great photos! I'll remember that if I'm in NH.

♥PugPosse♥ said...

good golly! I never knew about that store and I have been to Littleton so many times.( usually in the winter we head up that way)

I go to King Arthor alot seeing how it is a hop skip and a Jump from Tori and whit's Doctor. Have you signed up for the baking class? so fun you make a meal and a dessert and take it home to enjoy...fun classes there....

The Other Side of Me said...

What a fun road trip! Candy at the end and then they got to eat all on the way home! Wahooo!

Thanks for sharing,

Sandy said...

Love the pictures. We may have to check that store out sometime, we often vacation in NH.
And I have been to King Arthurs before, I love their Whole Wheat flour.
Sounds like a fun trip with your FA son! :)

Carrie said...

Oh my word my son would pass out if he saw all that candy!

Krystyn said...

Longest candy counter...there's a record for everything, isn't there?

And, how much did they eat on the way home? Between the candy and the cookies you are going to make, your kiddos are going to be bouncing off the walls!! I'll be praying for you!

And, making your own sign would be really cool!

Tam said...

Congrats on your little Camera!!!

Wow what a candy store...never heard of a king arthur...it must be a NORTHERN THING???

HOPE all is going great.

Tortilla Depot said...


I have been reading your blog and enjoy it. How fun, I am afraid I would not have gotten my kids out!

Have any extra chocolate? ha ha

God Bless

Tanja said...

I LOVE a good candy store. I'm probably a sugar addict... but as long as I'm not stealing candy from kids I think I'm in good shape. My favorite candy store is Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, N.C. We end up spending more than we ought to every time we go. I say "we" but I really mean "me" because my hubby really doesn't care about candy. Crazy man.

Lara said...

You are a very fun mom! Too bad it was so expensive, but, the kids will remember it forever I bet, and that's what matters!

Cris said...

Great pictures. Looks like you guys had a great time.