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“Fun place, good ice cream”

Wilton Candy Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Wilton
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Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Fun place, good ice cream”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

We visited during a late afternoo on a summer Saturday. The place was hopping with approximately 25-30 customers. They have very unusual flavors and serve "home made" ice cream with all of their products. They also have real "sodas" in which flavors are added to soda water...the old fashion way. George was a delight to watch (he's in his mid eighties, at least) while his wife Thelma keeps things in line. The service is SLOW, but so what. Watching two folks in their eighties still work and enjoy it is fantastic to behold. I'd recommend a trip to Wilton for the nostagia of some real Americana.

  • Visited August 2012
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Wilton, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews
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“Hometown feel”
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Great place to get homemade ice cream. George and Thelma are great to talk to.

Visited May 2012
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riverhino
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45 reviews
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“great desserts”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

A real landmark everyone should experience at least once.

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Cody, Wyoming
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Ice Cream!”
Reviewed 23 June 2011

Great ice cream, they make their own. Unusual flavors. And candy, including tripple dipped malted milk balls.
They close at 5:00 p.m.

  • Visited June 2011
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Iowa
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“Worth getting off Interstate 80 for a bit!”
Reviewed 13 June 2010

Wilton is located just a few miles south of Interstae 80 inbetween Iowa City and Davenport, Iowa.
The Candy Kitchen is cute little soda & Ice Cream place that I grew up at!
George and Thelma still work the place, making up Red Rivers and Pink Ladies, as well as scooping up Georges Homemade Ice cream.

We took our girls there a few years back and it brought back so many great memories!

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