Okay I admit it, I had to stop and sample some fudge at the Illinois Products Expo. Julie Hubbard’s marvelous creations were calling my name. Who can resist chocolate mint?
Julie’s Corner Store is located in Lacon “rhymes with bacon” Julie says. The store began life as a gift shop with fudge as an addition, but today she said it is a fudge shop with additional gifts! “We have a retail store and my husband said you should make some fudge. Now we even have a wine tasting room to sample wines from along the Illinois River.”
It was pretty hard to choose a flavor while since there were flavors ranging from watermelon to amaretto to chocolate mint her own personal favorite fudge just plain chocolate and on and on. “We make over 100 different kinds. I make fudge in my commercial kitchen. I say the ‘elves’ come in to work and they come up with some amazing flavors. Our biggest seller is black walnut, but our local customers like anything with caramel.”
A small town renovator Julie can’t stand to see an empty building thus their new endeavor, a coffee shop they will call the Coffee Hub. “I hate empty buildings,” Hubbard said, “so I am opening a coffee shop.
For anyone with a sweet tooth, I recommend a stop by or shopping online where they will ship goodies right to your door. “Oh fudge, oh gifts, oh the experience” headlines the top of the web page. To see it for yourself, check out the website at http://juliescornerstore.com