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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

Kentucky's Sweets Trail

Whether you are in search of handmade Kentucky chocolates, perfect doughnuts, mile-high meringue pie, Derby Pie®, or some world-famous bourbon balls, you can find it all in Kentucky.

You’ll visit culinary icons such as Rebecca Ruth Candy Company, famous for first making the bourbon-filled Kentucky chocolates known as Bourbon Balls. You’ll also get to savour creations from up-and-coming sweets shops such as the allergy-friendly Annie May’s Sweet Café. This trail takes you through some of Kentucky’s most popular spots for dining, shopping and fun, including Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green and Paducah and includes.

  • Ruth Hunt Candy Company (Mount Sterling) - Official candy maker of the Kentucky Derby and the famous “Blue Monday” cream candy bar
  • Spalding's Bakery (Lexington) - Have been serving doughnuts made by hand for over 75 years.
  • Amon's Sugar Shack (Somerset)
  • Doughdaddy's (Versailles) - “Doughnuts Perfected,” - Doughdaddy’s is in constant pursuit of the perfect doughnut and it offers over 60 different varieties
  • Burke's Bakery and Delicatessen (Danville) - A Kentucky institution, recently featured in Delta Sky magazine. Famous salt-rising bread, doughnuts, and gingerbread men
  • Rebecca Ruth Candy & Tours (Frankfort) - Factory tours of the "Inventors of Bourbon Candy". This candy business began nearly a century ago in 1919 by two women, Rebecca and Ruth. Today Ruth Booe's family is involved in every aspect of making candy using time proven methods
  • Annie May's Sweets Café (Louisville) - At Annie May's Sweet Cafe they understand the difficulties of living with food allergies and all of their bakery items are gluten, nut, and soy free!
  • Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen (Louisville) - 32 flavours of ice cream served daily
  • Chaney's Dairy Barn and Restaurant (Bowling Green) - Rolling farmlands, Jersey cows and the best ice cream in Kentucky, according to USA Today
  • Patti's 1880's Settlement (Grand Rivers) - Patti’s 1880’s Award-winning Restaurant is famous for their 2” thick pork chops, mile-high meringue pies and flower pot bread
  • The Chocolate Factory (Paducah) - Step through the door of The Chocolate Factory and take a step back in time. The old fashioned shop is sweetly reminiscent of a days gone by candy store. Jar after jar of handmade chocolates will greet you in almost every combination
 

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