Peases still pleases at it’s new location.


For years I have stopped at Peases Candy Shoppes.  For years I stopped at the Laurel location in Springfield.  I  would buy penny candy and put it in paper bags for the kids when they were young. Later I would buy candy apples for my husband Keith when he was in the fields. 

Sometimes when they were lucky, I would bring home a chocolate egg filled with candy for Easter.  Yes, Peases has been a family tradition for years.  But I had never seen Peases with all the glitz and glamour before a visit the relatively new westside location Peases at Bunn Gourmet.

The website explains all the wonderful things this new location has to offer.  I stopped by during a visit for a story I am worked on for Senior News & Times about local places to eat.  We got dessert during the Illinois State Fair.  I visited with Jeff Berg of Visit Springfield.  He and I were blown away by the magnitude of the site. You can pretty much do it all!

On the website they state, ” BUNN Gourmet will be a destination spot for Springfield shoppers to enjoy a variety of unique experiences. Our guests will be able to watch candy being made in our chocolate theatre, enjoy a great espresso drink, savor a piece of gourmet chocolate or bring the children in for a selection of their favorite sweet treats. On a chilly day, guests can enjoy a great cup of coffee or a glass of interesting wine in front of a warm fireplace. An outdoor patio will set the stage for lingering conversations over a great cup of coffee or ice-cold craft beer in the summer. “

I was pretty impressed with my piece of chocolate and a sign saying over the weekend there was live music.  Eat, have some dessert, a glass of wine and listen, sounds good to me!

Check out the website for more information at

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