River Street Sweets recently celebrated the grand opening of its Habersham Village store — Photo courtesy of River Street Sweets
River Street Sweets, a staple on Savannah’s famed River Street since the 1970s, recently opened its newest retail store in Midtown’s burgeoning Habersham Village. The store is a feast for the eyes, with black-and-white checked walls and splashes of red throughout. But it’s what's inside the glass cases that truly delights.
The store is chock full of River Street Sweets' signature treats including pralines–a sweet buttery piece of heaven incorporating cream, butter, sugar and fresh Georgia pecans–bear claws, truffles and more. The store’s selection of fudge is mind-boggling, with flavors available including mint chocolate, Savannah Mud, maple and chocolate-peanut butter swirl.
River Street Sweets' pralines are a Savannah tradition — Photo courtesy of River Street Sweets
Kids go crazy over the giant clear candy bins that feature an array of brightly-colored favorites such as Swedish Fish, Runts and Jelly Bellies. And it’s almost impossible to resist the barrels filled with River Street Sweets’ homemade saltwater taffy in creative flavors ranging from peach to pralines and cream.
Samples are plentiful for those who like to take a little taste before making a decision, and seating is available for visitors who want to eat their confections before they leave. The store also features a nice selection of pre-wrapped baskets that make perfect gifts for friends and family back home.