Esther’s Sweet Shop is housed in a 3 story building on Brownsville Road in Carrick.* It’s been a fixture in the neighborhood for as long as I can remember. As kids, we sold Esther’s truffles, eggs, hard candy, gummies and assortments for the marching band and sports clubs.
It is good stuff. (Better than some other name-brand candies you find at drug stores and other fundraising campaigns. ) The ladies that work behind the counter are the nicest people in the world, and if you’re lucky, you may be able to peek at their chocolate-making operation in the back.
So if you’re considering a fundraiser, or just need pounds of chocolate or hard candies whatever reason – check out Esther’s. Their website is pretty awesome – now you can even buy their candy online:
* “Where’s Carrick?!,” you may ask. It’s a city neighborhood that lies beyond South Side, Arlington and Mt. Oliver, of course! (For you PAT bus riders, the 51C’ll take you right there. ) Here’s a map!