The Sweet SIDE There's no shortage of gourmet confections here with which to treat your palate. Go on, it's vacation—put a different sweet spot on each day's itinerary.
SHOP 62 / visitportland.com / #visitportland / @visitportland No trip to Greater Portland is complete without a stop to visit Lenny, the world's only life-size chocolate moose, in Scarborough. For over 70 years, Len Libby Chocolatier has been known for their fine chocolate creations; tours are available to let you see what goes on behind the scenes. Dean Bingham of Dean's Sweets brings his architectural background to the design of hand-dipped truffles, each a unique piece of art which you can indulge in at his downtown Portland shop. The pull of tides and scent of sea salt upon the breeze are the inspiration for Black Dinah's confectionary explora- tion of flavor. Crafted "downeast" on Isle
Au Haut, their beautiful chocolates can be found at their retail location in
Westbrook. Haven's Candies has been keeping Maine sweet for 100 years, using time-honored recipes and only the finest ingredients. Guided factory tours are available by appointment or visit their Open House, held each Columbus Day. Like malted milk balls? Try one in every flavor, from peanut butter and mint to vanilla and maple, at Old Port Candy Co. They also have old school candy
favorites such as a wall of jelly bellies and bins of gummies; candies are sold by weight, so you can mix and match to your heart's content. From their locations in Portland and Freeport, Coastal Maine Popcorn offers custom made popcorn with flavors one couldn't even imagine—such as cotton candy, black licorice, and key lime pie—with new sweet and savory flavors constantly being developed.