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Wilton Candy Kitchen

310 Cedar St., Wilton, IA - (563) 732-2278
Posted By Jennifer Goodman (McKeever) on 3/21/2007 10:49:00 AM
I had to add my thoughts on the Wilton Candy Kitchen! As a child growing up with The Candy Kitchen, I have many many fond memories of George. My father owned Ron's Pastries across the street when I was young, and every day after school my sister and I would stop in and see George and have a cherry Coke before heading to the bakery, or home. Their ice cream is wonderful, as is the old fashioned cherry Coke; never had one like it since!

I also remember with fondness going in and picking out all kinds of candy from all of the many, many choices they had! I'm so glad I came upon this site, and got to see pictures of something that I haven't been back to see since I was a teenager! Think I need to make a trip to Wilton this summer a priority.

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Made with George's homemade ice cream, the butterscotch sundae is perfect in its simplicity.
"Made with George's homemade ice cream, the butterscotch sundae is perfect in its simplicity."
Cliff Strutz





It would be a shame to visit Wilton and not take advantage of George's expert mixology skills.  On the left is a red river, with both cherry and strawberry syrup and on the right is a cinnamon coke.
"It would be a shame to visit Wilton and not take advantage of George's expert mixology skills. On the left is a red river, with both cherry and strawberry syrup and on the right is a cinnamon coke."
Cliff Strutz


Philip Roth recently took this photo of a sundae he enjoyed at the Wilton Candy Kitchen.
"Philip Roth recently took this photo of a sundae he enjoyed at the Wilton Candy Kitchen."
Michael Stern


Spending time chatting with charming owner George Nopoulos is as much a part of the experience at Wilton Candy Kitchen as is eating the first-rate ice cream.
"Spending time chatting with charming owner George Nopoulos is as much a part of the experience at Wilton Candy Kitchen as is eating the first-rate ice cream. "
Cliff Strutz



""George Nopoulos is still running it and slings a good banana split in between wise cracks." So wrote Philip Roth, who also took this photo of the Wilton Candy Kitchen boss."
Michael Stern


Now well over 100 years old, the Wilton Candy Kitchen's old-fashioned booths are a great place to savor soda fountain history. (Philip Roth photo)
"Now well over 100 years old, the Wilton Candy Kitchen's old-fashioned booths are a great place to savor soda fountain history. (Philip Roth photo)"
Michael Stern


These are the ice cream flavors available, all of which can be used in shakes and sundaes.
"These are the ice cream flavors available, all of which can be used in shakes and sundaes."
Cliff Strutz


Genuine Americana:  a small-town soda fountain where ice cream is king
"Genuine Americana: a small-town soda fountain where ice cream is king"
Michael Stern



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