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Editor's Pick: Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt - Sweet Jenny’s
To get away from the hustle of the city on a hot summer night, head over to Sweet Jenny’s (5732 Main Street) in Williamsville. Their homemade ice cream is not made with chemicals and it is made with real cream (and it’s local) instead of milk. If you don’t have time to sit and savor a cone, you can take one of Sweet Jenny’s hand-packed pints of ice cream home with you. They offer unique flavors such as cinnamon-nutmeg, oreo mint, and orange chocolate (which is made from fresh oranges). Sweet Jenny’s also serves a variety of candies and chocolates, which owner Tara Cadmus knows a few things about. Cadmus studied the art of chocolate making in France.
Oh Pour L'amour du Chocolat: From Paris to Snyder
Oh Pour L’amour du Chocolat co-owners Tara and Howard Cadmus followed a shared passion for fine chocolates when they
opened this small shop in 2011. Tara, a banker, spent some time in Belgium and took a chocolatier course in Paris, where she
also learned the skill of making delicate macarons. Six macaron flavors are available at APL at all times.
The couple also owns Sweet Jenny’s, also on Main Street; they purchased the shop from then-owner Deborah Haney, a family
friend. Both locations showcase ice cream flavors that are sold throughout the region to families as well as restaurants. All the
cream and nuts used in the ice cream come from local farms and vendors.
On a recent visit to Oh Pour L’amour du Chocolat, a nanny/child pair was in the shop for a weekly ice cream treat. Tarin, the child,
proclaims that the Smurf flavor (a swirl of blue raspberry and mini marshmallows) is her favorite; Anne, the nanny, is there for the
Chocolate is the sumptuous superstars here. A wide range of traditional offerings include truffles, hand-dipped items, filled pieces,
glacé fruit, sponge candy, and a Belgian foil-wrapped line. For research and development, Spree requested a piece of sponge
candy—the mouth-feel of the milk chocolate surrounding the airy sponge was creamy, the abundance of butterfat apparent as it
melted sumptuously, quickly.
Truffles here are equally velvety and one stand-out is the dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt. Approximately two dozen flavors
are available daily, and flavors change seasonally. Another top seller is a chocolate-surrounded Oreo cookie, in milk and dark with
whimsical moon faces, and designs; Oh Pour L’amour du Chocolat supplies Shea’s Performing Arts Center with these for
intermissions, as well as chocolate-dipped pretzels (about one thousand per month).
Regarding chocolate and the business of selling it, Tara says: “I love it, and my husband loves it. We both have our day jobs, but
this is where our passion is.” The duo is at both locations daily to taste batches, make chocolate, and dream up their next creamy
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CW23's Wining It Buffalo - Making Sweet Jenny's Orange Chocolate ICe Cream
Watch Sweet Jenny's owners Howard and Tara Cadmus showing you how their famous Orange Chocolate Ice Cream is made.