Webb’s Candy Factory Has Had The Sweets For Central Florida

florida traveler WEBBS CANDYA few miles south of I-4 on US27 in Davenport stands Webb’s Candy Shop and Ice Cream. It is a real candy factory, featuring products that tourists were enjoying eighty years ago.

The store is actually the result of the merger of two enterprises: the original Florida firm started in 1932 as the Sun Dial Citrus Candies Company. In 1968 Paul Webb of Mayville, New York, obtained the candy store in Davenport.

Mr. Webb had operated a candy business since 1942 with his famous Goat’s Milk Fudge Bars the most popular selection. Today goat milk fudge and citrus candies are still the big attractions.

The shop has added an ice cream shop with outdoor seating. You can also buy some exotic Florida fruit wines. But the real reason for a detour off I-4 is to buy candy from Central Florida’s oldest candy store.

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Historian and travel writer M. C. Bob Leonard makes the Sunshine State his home base. Besides serving as content editor for several textbook publishers and as college professor, he moderates the FHIC at www.floridahistory.org
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