Two steps forward, one step back, sadly.
Repairs went well, and the Candy Kitchen successfully reopened as of February 1.
HOWEVER, we are having to close down again, effective today, February 6 for at least 2 weeks, since LaDonna and I have both caught Covid.
We’re doing fairly well personally, symptoms have been mild, but we cannot make candy with the risk of exposure to our customers until we test clear again.
We love you all, and remember to #GiveJoy today!
There’s a post going around on all the social media networks about “Kitchenaid Mixer attachments containing lead.” Well, since we use a Kitchenaid stand mixer, we’re very well aware of this post going around, as well as the truth behind it.
Simply put, it’s 100% bunk. There is no lead in Kitchenaid stand mixer attachments, there is no recall, and there is no class-action lawsuit.
The whole thing was started by a person we won’t name (they don’t deserve the free advertisement) who is trying to run another scam. They’ve been busted for this type of thing before, and this probably won’t be the last time.
As always, we value the safety of our customers, friends, and families, and would not allow any harmful equipment in the Candy Kitchen. That’s why we research everything so thoroughly. Next time you see something like the aforementioned post, try doing a little research into it before you hit that “share” button. It makes a world of difference.
Much as I hate to say it, due to a supply chain issue (I hate that phrase, but in this case it’s true!), we can’t make any Ting Tangs for the moment.
There’s a specific ingredient we need for Ting Tangs that just isn’t available at the moment. Soon as we can find a new supplier for it (we’re looking high and low right now!), we’ll go back into production of it.
A certain critical piece of equipment (the Dehumidifier) in the Candy Kitchen decided that right now is the perfect time to fail. We can’t afford to replace it right now, (replacement will cost us about $350), so we’re kinda stuck.
Without it, we can’t maintain the very low (40%) humidity required to make hard candies, Ting Tangs, etc. We can just manage Mallows, but even that process is slowed down greatly.
So keep in mind, that while we treasure your orders (even more so now), we CANNOT complete orders for any hard candies at this time, and for that we greatly apologize.
We are working on getting a replacement dehumidifier, and hope to be back up to full production Real Soon Now™.
Side note: If you happen to have a standalone dehumidifier capable of 165 cubic foot per minute airflow, give us a yell!
We created this company to bring joy into the world through our candies. Nothing more, nothing less. And so far, we like to think we have done that, and will continue doing so as long as we are able.
We fully and unabashedly support Pride month, and the entire LGBTQIA community. But you won’t see us changing our logo, or holding any “Pride Blowout sales,” or sticking little rainbow flags on everything. Because we don’t pander with pretty signs and words. We prefer letting our actions speak louder than our words. Not just during Pride month, but ALL the time.
For those of you who are reading this and thinking “Well, I’ll never buy from them since they support (Pride month/gays/lesbians/trans/non-binary/whatever),” that is entirely your choice, and we will not miss your lack of patronage.
No matter your age, skin color, where you live, or what you do, you deserve joy, equally and unreservedly. Who you love doesn’t matter to us.
What matters to us is that you bring joy to those you love, and that they bring joy to you too. And if we can help you do that, then we are happy to help any way we can.
So, with all sincerity and love, from everyone at Winthrop’s Whimsies, have a happy and joyful Pride!
It’s taken a very large amount of work, but we’re coming back, and we’re bringing some NEW candies with us!
Just watch the countdown timer, and soon as it runs out, we’ll be back in the Candy Kitchen, making all your favorites!
Of course, we had to make a few minor changes, some good, some not so good, but all necessary.
The biggest (and best) change is the new ordering system! No more waiting for us to hand calculate your order and email you with a total. This also means we’ve had to standardize our shipping prices. While keeping them as low as possible, shipping will now be based on items ordered, not the actual weight, which as you know varies from batch to batch.
Due to availability issues, some flavors had to be retired. When they become available again, we’ll bring them back out of retirement.
We also had to retire the Half-Pack Mallows. While they were popular, they also were the most expensive item for us to produce.
To the good though, be sure to check out our new Kandy Korn, Butter Creams, and the massive Rumble Krumble! We weren’t just resting during the downtime, that’s for certain!
If you ever need to reach us, just drop us a message through firstname.lastname@example.org (or use our handy little Contact form) and we’ll get back to you right away!
Orders placed today should be shipping out on: We ship on Mondays to guarantee that your candy arrives as quickly as possible at a reasonable price, without sitting in a warehouse over the weekend.
These candies are phenomenal. The flavors are so good and the texture is delightful. I will definitely order from them... again!read more
Loved the mallow sampler pack I got. Quite the range of flavors and I loved the texture. Store bought is nothing like... these.read more
YUM!!! I busted my box(es) open as soon as it/they arrived. All of my Mallows arrived surprisingly fluffy and soft,... despite a cross-country journey to Arizona. “Decadence” are deliciously flavored and full of that delightful homemade marshmallow texture we all look for in a handcrafted mallow. I am already a huge fan. The Rum Butter Beanz are my new must-have candy item. So much flavor in such a small bean! I cannot wait to try ALL the flavors. But, it is the caramels that have won a special place in my heart. I will be counting the days until these little beautiful, buttery babies are back in production. Until then, I AM HIDING THESE FROM MY KIDS!
LaDonna and Charles, you have made this Louisville native’s day! Thank you so very much.
You make the world a sweeter place.
A New Customer. ❤️read more
Just got my first order from Winthrop's Whimsies and it will not be my last. I got the strawberry mallows and the... peppermint mallows, plus a sampler that I'm looking forward to digging into. I decided to experiment and dropped one of the peppermint mallows into my hot chocolate this evening and it made a really tasty cup of peppermint hot chocolate! The mallows by themselves are really yummy too!read more
Andromeda Luna Beloat
The Key Lime Mallow's are to die for! They arrived in a timely manner and came with a little extra treat.
I just... ordered the Strawberry and Licorice Mallows today and I can't wait to try them!read more
I got my order of their Key Lime Mallows yesterday and man they are so yummy. Totally nailed the flavor. I will order... from them again probably as a surprise for a friend and for myself.read more
WOW! I love the candy I ordered for Valentine's Day. They even upgraded my order for a Valentine's surprise and I'm so... glad they did. The black raspberry marshmallows are incredible, and my caramels are soft and delicious. Great customer service with thoughtfulness, care, and delivery right to my door. I'll definitely order more marshmallows in the future!read more
Best marshmallows I've ever tasted! Popcorn is absolutely fantabulous!
got an order of six different flavors for the whole family. I loved every flavor I have tried. these are beautifully... flavored. my favorites so far are my Mom's popcorn and my peachread more
we just tried an assortment of their marshmallows and they were absolutely DIVINE! <3
Incredible flavor and texture, loved them, will order again. Oh wait, I already have!
These candies are AMAZING!
Over the moon for these marshmallows!
I bought the bourbon ones and the blackcurrant ones -- I might want to work my... way through the alphabet, but snag the banana flavor first.
I recommend dipping them in chocolate!
A friend who I shared them with said she wanted to put them in her peanut butter sandwich.
You can not go wrong with these quality treats. A total joy.read more
I just received and demolished my bag of Black Raspberry marshmallows.
The box was very sturdy for mailing. The... marshmallows were professionally packaged and sealed for freshness and had a "best by" date on it. No problem with that... they are gone!
I've never had a fresh marshmallow. They are tremendously better than the store bought variety. Light and flavorful. Highly recommended!read more