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F.A.Q.

At Cousin's Candy Shop we've taken the time to listen and jot down some of your most common questions. Please look over these questions and our answers for reference. For specific information do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Old Town San Diego

Q : 

What days are you open and what are your hours?

A :

We are closed only two days per year. Christmas and Thanksgiving. Our hours during the winter months are 10am – 6pm, Mon. through Thurs and 10am – 7pm, Fri. through Sun. Summer hours are 9am – 9pm every day.
   

Q : 

What is Huckleberry?

A :

A delicious berry grown in the NorthWestern parts of the United States and Canada…and very abundant in Montana. Tastes a bit like a cross between a blueberry and raspberry. Check out our Huckleberry page for more details.
   

Q : 

Where is the best Mexican restaurant?

A :

We have a special affinity for The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant, Barra Barra Old Town Saloon & Casa de Reyes. Old Town is famous for its Mexican food and you'd be hard pressed to find anything more delicious and authentic. As you stroll through Old Town, you'll be able to smell the delicious, irresistible aroma of fresh, made by hand, tortillas.
   

Q : 

How long has the shop been here?

A :

We began our first 10 year contract with the State of CA in 1999.
   

Where do we get our candy?

A :

We have approximately 25 suppliers from all over. Through the years, we've discovered where to get the best selections of chocolate, licorices, yesteryear candies…just to name a few.  

Q : 

What candies are made here?

A :

We make our Fudge and our Salt Water Taffy. We're just now starting to make our very own chocolate covered strawberries.  

Q : 

Is there actually salt water in the Taffy?

A :

No. The name came about because taffy was first discovered on the Eastern Seaboard….hence, the salt water name. It originally was made as a very hard candy. The retailers quickly discovered that people were not buying enough because this hard candy would last forever. They decided a softer version would increase their sales. As a result, today we have the soft, melt in your mouth variety that we make here at Cousin's every day.

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