My mom and I were recently in Vermont for the third year in a row and we were very much looking forward to it. We got off to a not-so-great start and there were a few bumps during our stay, but the trip wasn’t a complete bust. We still enjoyed ourselves and getting away from home for a few days.
Aside from trying the amazing Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, we decided this year we would travel from our comfy room in Stowe to see Vermont’s largest candy store – Middlebury Sweets. It was about an hour and a half from where we were staying, but hey… who doesn’t love a large candy store filled with treats you might not be able to find anywhere else?
That store? Not very big.
We traveled all that way for a small, hole-in-the-wall candy store that wasn’t much bigger than a candy store in a mall. Now that I’m thinking about it, it was about the size of the room we stayed in at our resort. Not to mention that it doubled as a U-Haul rental place, so you have to wait for the person to finish with that before they ring you up.
We still got a decent haul of candy and they did have a lot to choose from as far as colors of M&M’s and different flavors of Jelly Belly’s, I just feel that it wasn’t worth going so far out of our way for it. If we had been passing through Middlebury, it would’ve been a different story.
I hate to complain, but due to the fact that we used so much gas and wasted all that time traveling to Vermont’s “largest” candy store just upsets me. I’m not saying it’s not Vermont’s largest candy store – it very well may be – but if they’re going to advertise it as being this great place to visit, please make sure it’s worth the time to go there.
And it wasn’t.
Have you ever been disappointed due to false advertising?