[caption id="attachment_2730" align="alignright" ] Box of Chocolates and Candy Canes![/caption] Happening Now!  Right now, the talk around town is about a much needed holiday staple, the Candy Canes at McCord Candies of Lafayette.  These candy canes are not just run of the mill candy canes, but melt in your mouth, decadent goodness!  Visitors can order anything from the traditional style candy cane, to candy cane sticks dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with candy cane bits of pieces. If you are looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for a loved one or little present to give to a neighbor or friend, McCord Candies has many small, fun gifts that are perfect for such occasions.  From peppermint hot chocolate, homemade caramel chocolate truffles, cinnamon bears, chocolate fudge balls and more, this candy shop offers some of the best candy this side of the Atlantic.  Why do I make this comparison?  I have traveled throughout Europe and have eaten some of the best chocolates from Cadberry, Toblerone, to Godiva and I believe McCord Candies is one of the only places that can compare.  There is a richness to their candies that makes the tongue tingle and say thank you! Last year for the holidays, I purchased candy cane hot chocolate in neat mason jars from McCord Candies for all of my family and a few friends.  I added the jar to my in-laws stockings and on Christmas morning we opened presents with a cup of hot, brewed chocolate in hand.  It was completely delicious and refreshing.  A good family friend who we delivered a jar to last year, requested six jars of candy cane hot chocolate goodness this holiday season, and we delivered them to her two weeks ago.  She was thrilled! My stocking request every year is their cinnamon bears.  They are hot, chewy and leave the tongue sizzling.  Since I was a child, this has been my favorite candy from McCord Candies.  I put them in the fridge to chill 10 minutes before I eat them.  Why?  I have no idea, but it is an idiosyncrasy I started as a kid! [caption id="attachment_2731" align="alignleft" ] Who wouldn't love visiting here...check out all the sweets![/caption] Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy.  For more information about this candy shop and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com