They don’t swim, they don’t have teeth, and they aren’t very vicious but Todd Hendrey says that his “Sea Monsters” eat turtles for breakfast! This monster, palm-sized treat includes ½ pecan pieces and homemade caramel covered in chocolate and can be found at The Confectionary, downtown Sycamore. The family-run confectionary has been in business since 1982 and prides itself on the, made-from-scratch treats. The company made its mark with a recipe called “That Dekalb Fudge” and began experimenting with different recipes which led to its expansion of two stores. Originally the creams were hand kneaded and rolled however a special “friend” has helped speed up the process. The “Harry L Friend” machine can cut 48 pieces at a time, increased productivity and gets the candy to the customer faster than ever.
You can get just about anything to satisfy that sweet tooth or entertain guests. They offer the traditional creams, caramels and toffee but also have specialty items such as chocolate-dipped ginger and sponge candy. Customers enjoy the tasty treats cooked up by Hendrey and his parents but also enjoy a sense of caring and community. Hendrey says that being part of the Sycamore community is a treat in itself. He loves the small downtown area and has had customers as kids who now have grown, started their own families and still come in to get that favorite snack. The Hedrey’s work together with the chamber of commerce and Discover sycamore in events like block parties, car shows and chocolate week to give the community a better taste for what they do. To take on a “Sea Monster” or any other of The Confectionary’s delicious treats you can stop in the store or place an order online. Visit The Confectionary at 253 W.State Street in Downtown Sycamore.