Our candies are made to bring a simple moment of joy when you eat them. Simple ingredients, simply made, available when you need that moment of joy.
Of course, you may have questions, and that’s perfectly fine, we encourage you to ask questions! After all, that’s how you learn!
Here’s our “Frequently Asked Questions” which will hopefully answer your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to ask, and we’ll gladly answer!
How can I store my candy? Should I just put it in the fridge?No! Putting your candy from Winthrop’s Whimsies is almost as bad as storing it in your oven! The best way to keep your Whimsies fresh is to keep them in the original packaging, with the opening folded over (or tied), in a cool (but not cold!) dry place (cabinets are ideal for this).
Can you make me some candy with CBD oil, Kratom, [recreational substance of your choice] in it?
We get asked this almost daily. Our answer is unequivocally NO. We use no preservatives, no additives, no “extra” chemicals. Our candies are simple, and bring a simple moment of joy when you eat them. If you are looking for a candy with any additives (legal or not) then perhaps our Whimsies aren’t for you.
If I order something today, why do I have to wait until Monday for you to ship it?
While we use simple ingredients, the actual process takes time. The Mallows alone take 3 days to properly grow. Additionally, we don’t want to hand off your order to the Post Office (we ship everything First Class USPS as the most economical choice) just to have it sit there for 2-3 days over a weekend. By shipping everything on Monday, we ensure your package goes straight out that day, and you have your candies before the weekend!
Do you have any vegan options for your candies?
Mallows: Sadly, no. We have tried several different techniques, and none of them resulted in a viable candy.
Hard Candies: 100% vegan friendly by nature. Everything in them is plant-based or neutral.
Cream Caramels: Our Cream Caramels contain whole cream, so unfortunately not vegan friendly.
What about gluten free?
All our candies, by their very nature, are gluten free. We don’t advertise or label them as such because that costs an incredible sum of money that we, as a very small facility, just don’t have.
I’m allergic to [flavor]. Is your candy safe for me to eat?
The vast majority of our candies are made with real natural extracts. So if you have an allergy to something (for example, peanuts), PLEASE do not eat that flavor of our candies! We want you to be happy AND healthy, because nobody is happy during an allergic reaction! Also note, we clean our work surfaces and equipment frequently (we’re fanatic about keeping our work areas clean!), leaving virtually no chance of cross-contamination.
Where are you located?
We are located at 718 Headley Avenue, 1 block off Broadway via Granard, Morrison, or Delcamp.
When will my order be ready?
If you are picking up your order in person, or asked for local delivery, then you will receive a phone call and email soon as your order is ready, on average about 3-4 days. Shipped orders go out every Monday as detailed above.