I've been following news of Woodhaven through Facebook and other websites for quite a while. There have been a few articles on Schmidt's, a candy store. It's not just any candy store, they make their own chocolates and have been doing so for three generations. They are a Woodhaven institution.
Since I was going to be in Woodhaven, Queens getting my hair done today I decided to stop in and pick up a piece or two of chocolate. I've been craving chocolate for the past couple of weeks so I gave in. For some strange reason I didn't make the connection that Sunday is Easter. I thought I'd just go in, pick out my chocolate then leave. Boy, was I wrong. There were so many people buying bunnies, chicks, eggs and lollipops. I started getting impatient, but it would have been difficult to leave, the end of the line was in the back of the store. I'm glad I stayed. I picked up 12 marshmallow eggs, 2 bunnies and some jelly beans. Hopefully they will last a long time (yeah, right). I've already had two eggs. They were very good.
I also stopped in another institution, Manor Deli for my coffee for the ride and some salads for dinner. They make the best food. The shrimp salad actually has shrimps in it. The pieces are about 1/2 to 3/4" long.
Now, all I need now is for someone to visit the Parrott Candy store in Helena Montana and send me a box of their chocolates. This would be for a strictly scientific experiment to see who makes the best.