Sweet taste of Paris coming to Nashville Christmas Village

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The sweet taste of Paris is coming to Nashville when Sally Lane’s Homemade Candies puts its mints, barks, bites, fudge, peanut brittle and other seasonal gift assortments up for sale at the Fairgrounds’ Christmas Village.

Shelby Freeman serves customers at Sally Lanes Homemade Candies at the Candy House in Paris, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2013. The sweet taste of Paris is coming to the Nashville Fairgrounds Nov. 15-17. (Photo by Lee Roberts)
Shelby Freeman serves customers at Sally Lane’s Homemade Candies at the Candy House in Paris, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2013. The sweet taste of Paris is coming to the Nashville Fairgrounds Nov. 15-17. (Photo by Lee Roberts)

The family-owned sweetness will be at Booth 56 in Building No. 6 at the Nashville Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 17.

The Rockwell and Freeman families, owners of the establishment, love delivering goodies and have been in business since 1958.  The sweet tasty treats are made at the candy farm at 2215 Gum Springs Road and sold at their retail candy store located at 3335 Highway 79 North in Paris.

“It started here in 1958 at this very counter,” said Shelby Freeman, a store owner, at the candy house Nov. 2.  “So we’re a family business.”

Freeman said the candy farm makes everything sold at the store except for the Jelly Bellies and Saltwater Taffy and the suckers.

Video: Ken Wilshire travels to a 100-year-old farm that’s home to a sweet family business in Paris, Tenn. This Tennessee Crossroads episode aired Aug. 22, 2012.

The tiny town that Sally Lane’s Homemade Candies calls home is located just minutes from Kentucky Lake.  The candy makers are also proud to have received notoriety when featured by the Tennessean and Tennessee Crossroads in 2012. Their white chocolate popcorn was also featured on the national stage as the snack of the day on the Rachel Ray television show during a 2009 program.

The candy store in Paris is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They provide free gift wrapping and will ship orders.  For more information about Sally Lane’s please call 731-642-5801 or 731-676-1588, or e-mail pam@sallylanes.com.

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