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!
Just a quick note here…
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.
Thanks, and be sure to #GiveJoy to someone today!
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!
Effectively immediately, Winthrop’s Whimsies is a 100% Nut-Free Facility!
We hate having to limit flavors, but with nut allergies on the rise, and the (very) low volume of orders for Peanut Butter and Hazelnut Mallows, we have decided to retire both of these flavors.
After all, our mission is to #GiveJoy to everyone, and nobody enjoys allergic reactions!
Thank you for understanding!
— Charles and LaDonna
We’re always refining our current recipes and flavors to make certain we give you the greatest joy from all our candies, as well as researching new candies.
That’s where you come in. We have several new items in the pipeline, and while we’ll eventually get to them all, we want to know…
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!
Greetings Candy Lovers!
We’re staying indoors, nice and toasty warm during this ice storm, and hope that you are too!
To ensure safety, we are officially CLOSED this week (and maybe next week too) until the weather turns warmer.
Yes, we have selected the winner of this month’s Sweetstakes, but we are not doing ANY production until the storm passes!
Thank you all for your concern, now stay safe!
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 email@example.com (or use our handy little Contact form) and we’ll get back to you right away!