Monday, August 24, 2009

Rocket Fizz

My friend Amy told me about this cool candy store that just opened last week called Rocket Fizz at 14th and Pine Lake Road. It did not take me more than a day to run to the southside of Lincoln to check out this nostalgic candy and soda shop. There's nothing I like more than bottled pop and candy in general, so I almost sprinted in that direction.

And wow.....
They had hundreds of flavors of saltwater taffy. I didn't know how many kinds there were out there....chocolate chip cookie, pear, buttered popcorn?! The flavors were endless! Who knew?
The owner's daughter, Alexis, was extremely helpful. She told me she was 3 yrs. old and she kindly helped Grant fill his bag up with one of each flavor. Stinkin' cute!
Madison got her own bag where she preferred the fruit and mint flavors.
Tyler finally decided he needed his own bag too after checking out all the candy they had. This includes many kinds of candies that I remembered as a child like candy cigarettes, bottle caps and those chocolate ice cubes that melt in your mouth. The memories!
This place also carries over 500 different kinds of soda pop. My favorite is root beer and I am just guessing they carried about 75 varieties of just that kind alone. Of course, we each had to pick out a soda for the road. Mine was a root beer that was made from cane sugar. Very good! Andy's root beer tasted like iced tea and root beer mixed together. That was a weird combination and not one that I preferred. Madison had a super sweet blue soda and Tyler picked a Jolt cola that he could leave him buzzing for weeks. Grant was satisfied with saltwater taffy, so we all got our share of sugar for the weekend. A neat and nostalgic place to visit! I'll definitely be back for more!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun!!

Angie E.

missy said...

very cool! i'll be excited to check it out. i am afraid of letting jack anywhere near all those neatly displayed bottles of pop!

Sarah said...

That sounds awesome - I love salt water taffy! Sounds kinda like Jelly Belly's - they make a bunch of weird flavors too like buttered popcorn. I wouldn't like the pop, but if I went, I would get some taffy for sure! Looks fun!

Mamma has spoken said...

What a fun day! I would have to get a piece of each flavor of taffy, just to try it.

Mindee said...

If you're going to drive all the way to 14th and Pinelake you need to bring home samples. :)

A.H. said...

POP!!!!!! I thought you gave up pop. You were my inspiration! I'm on 9 1/2 weeks of no pop now.

Jill said...

Madison is giving you the "Mom, really??? Pictures right now?" look.

Amy said...

Anne--

I tried to give up pop, but I couldn't do it. It just kept calling my name..."Amy, Amy, Amy...."

Teachinfourth said...

Reminds me of the Pop Shoppe when I was a kid...and candy cigarettes? Loved them.