That girl, Chris Kadow-Dougherty, has grown up and finally stopped running. The Whimsical Candy founder’s first brick-and-mortar shop is now open in the loop — in an old candy factory, no less.
What drew us in from the start, chocolate-caramel-nougat La-Dee-Dahs, are now available in milk chocolate, almond, and coconut (peanut is coming soon).
Whimsical’s Whimsy Pies, pocket-size, dark chocolate cake rounds sandwiching silky Italian buttercream and salted caramel, launch today in limited quantities.
Snag a few and tie them up for a holiday gift, or follow Kadow-Dougherty’s advice and eat two for lunch.
In candy land, rules don’t apply.
Whimsical Candy, 175 North Franklin Street, at Lake Street, lower level (312-781-0053 or whimsicalcandy.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Whimsical Candy