DeKALB – Dealing with the coronavirus outbreak in DeKalb is going to be a little bit sweeter: The Confectionary's DeKalb location, 149 N. Second St., is now offering free curbside pickup, just in time for Easter.
Todd Hendrey, a second generation chocolatier who owns The Confectionary with his wife Betsy, said that he’s heard from many people the last few weeks about how much they have missed the shop being open.
“I feel like people don’t need our product, they want our product,” Hendrey said. “With Easter coming up, I wanted my customers to have a chance to have our product, especially in time for the holiday. We’re doing what little we can to hopefully brighten somebody’s day.”
Free curbside pickup is available 12 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, The Confectionary closed almost three weeks ago on March 13. The candy store reopened April 1 for curbside pickup.
All of The Confectionary’s bunnies are solid chocolate and are made by hand. Chocolate bunnies are packaged in a cellophane bag with a sparkly ribbon.
Other items available for curbside pickup include boxes of 24 or 32 pieces of chocolate.
“Essentially all of our chocolates will be available, from bunnies to sea monsters to boxed chocolates,” Hendrey said. “We have buttercreams, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, clusters, sponge candy, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate-covered Oreos and Fussbudgets. A Fussbudget, named after my brother who was a picky eater when he was younger, is marshmallow, caramel and chocolate on a stick, and they come in milk or dark chocolate.”
Non-special orders without personalization can be picked up the next day. Personalized orders will take around two days.
“We have some of the greatest customers ever, and we appreciate what everybody has been going through,” Hendrey said. “I hope everyone can stay safe and healthy at this time.”
For orders and more information about The Confectionary, visit www.theconfectionary.com or call 815-758-5990.