For those in search of a candy shop with a fun twist, look no further than the newly opened Kraven Kandy Bouquets on Cedar Street.
“I’m unique; I’m bringing it back old-style,” Owner Keyanna Neal said. “I’m bringing back the excitement people had in them when they were younger. I want that kind of impact on people.”
Kraven Kandy Bouquets’ main product, of course, is its candy bouquets. What’s a candy bouquet, you ask? It’s a large gift basket loaded to the hilt with whatever candy your heart so desires. You place the order, and Neal acquires all of your preferred candies and packages them together with frill and flair.
“Customers come in and order a special-made bouquet. I make it out of a purse, and add their favorite candy to it. It’s all about them — what they like. That’s what I go out and get, and I make it into a bouquet,” she said. Neal added that most of her customers order bouquets as gifts for friends and family.
If a candy bouquet isn’t what you’re after that day, Kraven Kandy also offers a variety of candy-themed slushies, like a chocolate slushie topped with Oreos and whipped cream. Other flavors include tropical fruit punch, strawberry pink lemonade, candy grape and sweet and sour apple. Though opening up a brick-and-mortar location was more difficult than usual considering the impacts of the coronavirus, Neal said her mission to open up Kraven Kandy Bouquets could not be stopped because of her inspiration from God.
“God gave me the name; God gave me the vision. God placed this business in my life, and it came through dreams,” Neal said.