Many children dream of being surrounded by candy and chocolate at all times. For Bonnie Nolen, that’s been her reality for the past 21 years.
Her parents opened the Springfield, Missouri, location of Richardson’s Candy House in 2002, and when Nolen took the reins in 2015, she rebranded the shop as Bon Bon's Candy House. The sweet Springfield staple moved to the Brentwood Shopping Center this past fall and now features a brilliant marquee sign, an aqua-colored ceiling and wall-to-wall sweets.
Fifty varieties of colorful gummies, 48 flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans, 36 flavors of taffy and 100 different kinds of bulk chocolate are stored in glass jars and vintage-inspired custom-made wooden cabinets. If the sights of the store don’t tempt you, the aromas of freshly made chocolate fudge and peanut brittle certainly will.
Bon Bon's Candy House, 2720 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri, 417.883.3900, haveabonbon.com