|My 4-year-old sitting out front.|
|This is a great idea! We grabbed a small bag for the boys to share on the way out.|
|Favorites from the staff.|
|Strolling through the taffy. We were going to get some for my wife.|
|Wait, aren't candy cigarettes banned in MN? I thought that's |
why "Minnesota's Largest Candy Store" was in the news a few years back.
|Some Orange soda.|
|Root beer to the right, and cola to the left.|
|This is all MN made Whistler Soda. I didn't get any, but I need to try some SOON.|
|Two FREE pinball machines! This is the first time Henry played!|
|This was in the front of the store. Sweet!|
|Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer.|
|Some gross novelty flavors.|
There were 2 younger guys working there, and they were super helpful and nice. Some of the first reviews I read after Blue Sun had opened noted problems with the staff, but these guys were great. My only complaint is super minor, and it's seen in that last photo: some of the more random flavors were just arranged by color. There could be a "novelty" soda section, but instead they were scattered a bit. Not too big of a deal, but that's seriously my only complaint with the place.
|My 1-year-old and 4-year-old teaming up on a free pinball machine.|
|I got a few of these. Look for a review of this coming in the next few weeks.|
|Charlie running between the lemon lime and grape sodas.|
|Charlie got a big sucker that he enjoyed on the way home (along with some of the free popcorn).|
|Henry got his first package of Pop Rocks! He was excited to try them.|
|He giggled and smiled as the Pop Rocks fizzled in his mouth.|
Those photos above were taken as we were sitting in their parking lot. We drove home as the boys enjoyed their snacks.
|When we got home, I thought Charlie had broken out in a rash. |
Turns out, it was just sticky sucker residue.
|More cherry stickiness on his face.|
|Our candy stash: some Pez, some taffy for my wife, some Cow Tales (which are my favorite),|
and Henry's mostly-eatan Pop Rocks. (This doesn't include Charlie's sucker or our free popcorn.)
|My soda stash: over half root beer, nearly 1/4 black cherry, and the rest are random flavors.|
Check out Blue Sun Soda on Facebook, and stop in sometime. I know we'll be back!