Beloved Winter Park candy store Sassafras Sweet Shoppe closes


  • photo via Sassafras Sweet Shoppe on Facebook

Sad news for sweet teeth: Winter Park candy wonderland Sassafras Sweet Shoppe is closing. We awarded them a writer's pick ("Best Sugar Based Time Travel") in our 2013 Best of Orlando, saying: "It’s hard to believe so much sweetness can be packed into such a small space." 

They announced the closure on their Facebook page, staying on-brand right to the end:

Due to some very unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, we have had to close our current location of Sassafras Sweet Shoppe. Everyone hits a ROCKY ROAD once in awhile.

You all have been EXTRA special, GOOD & PLENTY and we SKOR'ed gaining you all as customers and friends. We have to TAKE 5 or a FAST BREAK but look forward to the MOUNDS of Almond JOY we'll have in the future. We love you all to Reese's PIECES and wouldn't trade the last 5 years for 100 GRAND. Because of you, each day at the shoppe seemed like a PAYDAY and that's nothing to SNICKER or CHUCKLE about! We appreciate each and every one of you.. our wonderful, loyal, sassy, sweet, many SMARTIES, a few AIRHEADS, no DUMMIES but all JAWBREAKingly amazing customers!

As soon as we find our next location, we'll celebrate with a POP ROCK'in, WHOPPER of a good time. From the bottom of our candy filled hearts, we have been CHARMed to serve all of you SUGAR BABIES and want to thank you for being the sweetest customers in the world, helping us create so many memories and we look forward to more precious times in the future.
Stay sweet our dear friends!

Love & Hershey KISSES,
Team Sassy

They really are a bunch of sweeties. We'll keep you posted on any plans to reopen in a new location.

  • photo via Sassafras Sweet Shoppe on Facebook