Follow your nose to Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream, this Market Street sweets shop in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Fudge, kettle corn, nut brittles and waffle cones made on the premises emit sugary aromas. Just beyond the fudge factory, visible through the front window, fudge bricks in various flavors greet you near the door. White, milk and dark chocolate fudge is available; walnuts, pecans and almonds are just some of the types of nuts that are added to the fudge base.
Next is a line of chocolate candies and chocolate-dipped madness. There’s chocolate-dipped pretzels, chocolate-dipped sandwich cookies, chocolate-dipped candied orange and chocolate-dipped strawberries, to name a very few.
Next up, ice cream freezers full of wonderful flavors are available in cups or in one of those crispy waffle cones you smelled on the way here. Sugar cones are also offered. Flavors suit every taste, whether you’re nuts for classic peanut butter and chocolate or a connoisseur seeking single-origin Peruvian chocolate fudge. You’ll find real chunks of fruit in delicious flavors that features strawberries, pineapples and peaches.
Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream has plenty of take-away selections that are pre-bagged and boxed. You can get a gift card for those who envy your place in line.
The shop, which doubled its size in 2015 to accommodate the huge number of fans who visit regularly, is on Market Street between Water and Front streets. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information visit www.kilwins.com.