Way back in the forty’s, a little boy lived close to a giant Candy Factory every day he passed the large gates and picked up the smell of the clove rock, brandy balls & chocolate macaroon. This little boy was my uncle Willy (Willy Dunne) and this was when he decided he wanted to make sweets.
Uncle Willy became a master candy maker in that very factory and all was good until he had an accident, loosing three fingers! Uncle Willy never returned and decided to open his own shop in Belfast’s Albert Bridge road. He then opened a second in Templemore Avenue, Belfast. Everything went well but he needed help.
Aunt Sandra (1953)
Yes she does exist! Sandra worked with Willy for over 30 years serving the customers & dealing with the orders while Willy made the products. As time went on, Willy got older and Sandra started making the products. Willy finally retired and the shop closed.
A Tour & Background Of The Factory
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Uncle David and Uncle Jim
Aunt Sandra came to work with her two nephews and very quickly she decided to open a shop on the Castleregh Road, Belfast. Aunt Sandra’s Was Born! We have changed a lot over the years but still make all of our candy and fudge by hand (saying no to the multiples and large supermarkets). Our customers are our strength. We now have visitors from both around the corner and around the world, plus visits from schools, womens groups, childrens groups & senior citizens. Add to this birthday parties, candy making demonstrations, chocolate workshops, chocolate road shows and much much more!
We have come a long way but our journey is still ahead of us. Let the adventure continue!