Sugar Fix can make your holiday gift basket or make your day

NEWBURGH Ind. – We could use a little something to sweeten the end of 2020, and Sugar Fix in Newburgh has everything you need.

The candy and gift shop shares space with Bloom Flower Studio, making the possibilities for gift baskets and holiday shopping nearly endless.

Katie Gentry is the owner of Sugar Fix. She was neighbor to Bloom’s Cortney Martin when both stores were in Jennings Station. After Bloom moved into the State Street storefront once occupied by Tomelly’s Pizza, Sugar Fix moved in to join him about two months ago.

Gentry works with Warrick County CASA, a program that appoints special advocates for children needing assistance in juvenile court proceedings.

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It’s often hard work, and she wanted to balance volunteering with the program with a light and fun company.

“Sweets have been in my family for generations,” Gentry said. “We always get together and make sweets for Christmas; so sweets are nostalgic. I love carrying the old fashioned sweets and people coming in and remembering the sweets and the family members – just the memories they conjure up. There are certain sweets I carry for my family members – peach slices for my mother, orange slices for my grandmother, and chocolate Andean mints for my great-grandmother.

Sugar Fix began as an old-fashioned candy-only store, but Gentry later introduced larger inventory for making gift baskets; and it was gift baskets, especially for Easter, that got her through her quarantine this spring.

Its bulk candy offerings are vast and probably contain a lot of candies you’ve never seen before. They come under the broad headings of “gummies” and “chocolates”.

In the gummy category (which contains anything that isn’t chocolate, even though it’s not exactly gummy) you’ll find old-fashioned candy hearts, beeps, wax bottles with syrup sweet inside and satellite wafers, which melt in your mouth until they reveal a sour powder in the center.

Crispy non-pareil coated gumballs are the most popular gumball sellers, but look for others such as candies, all kinds of gummy bears, gummy fruits, gummy worms, and more. the list is endless.

In the chocolate section, find anything chocolate covered (e.g. chocolate covered chipotle almonds) and a wide selection of malted milk balls with creative flavors such as marshmallow s’mores, mint, bacon, blueberry lemon and others. Over 70 varieties of bulk candies are available and can be mixed and matched.

Larger wrapped candies are also offered. Hot chocolate bombs have been a huge seller this fall. A chocolate shell is filled with a mixture of cocoa and marshmallows. Pour over the hot milk and stir for a gourmet hot chocolate.

Monster Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups hold a cookie and are large enough to cut into wedges and share among a group.

Each month, three new seasonal or holiday-themed candies are introduced. Until Christmas, find plenty of Grinch-themed candy and merchandise to match this year’s Grinch-themed Christmas in Newburgh. Pumpkin Spice Caramels will also last through the holiday season.

There are many premade gift baskets and boxes at the store, filled with candies, candles, teas, bath products, treats, and even small plants.

However, Gentry is still enthusiastic about creating custom baskets.

“We can customize by price, by favorite items, or by favorite flavors,” she said. We have bigger wooden boxes to add things on both sides of the store. We talk to the customer and work together to determine exactly what would be best for the recipient. »

Small “fishing boxes” have compartments perfect for filling with a selection of loose candies.

If you are going to

Sugar Fix is ​​at 333 State St., Newburgh

Phone: 865-851-1164


Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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