MSP - cookies and candies
Does anyone know of a place in the Twin Cities (or metro area) that has cookies similar to those of Eleni's in NYC? http://www.elenis.com/
I'm also looking for a candy store that actually carries candy. It seems every place that calls itself a "candy" store really only sells chocolate. Candyland in MPLS basically just carries chocolate covered things (pretzels, Oreos, etc), but their selection of old school lollipops is VERY limited. They don't sell any barber poles (candy canes without the hook) or ribbon candy. Where in the area can I find these and other classic, old-school candies in Minnesota?
Approach a reputable bakery and ask if they can do cookies like Eleni's. A great bakery in St. Paul is PJ Murphys on Randolph. I would also ask at Byerly's--their cakes are on the fancy side, so cookies can probably be done.
There is a candy store in Mall of America with barber poles and penny candy.
For candy, go to Regina's Candy, a classic, old-fashioned candy store. I just discovered their gumdrops made with real sugar - wow! The gumdrops and hard candy is made elsewhere. But they make dipped chocolates, peanut brittle, and candy canes on-site.
Not sure if they always have ribbon candy - it might be Christmas only...
But Regina's is very low-key and old-fashioned... ...unlike those fancy cookies at Eleni's. I'm not sure that Wobegon-land has cookies like that!