On the way to Springfield along I-55:
I-55, Exit 109
I only had time to walk in, take a quick look and grab a take-out menu. This is a chain founded in Atlanta, GA in 1964 (there were prior businesses by the same founder). This place had the look and feel of a Waffle House. I hope to stop in to check my expectations sometime.
Russell Stover Candies, The Store (also referred to as a factory outlet store)
901 Heitman Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656
I-55, Exit 126, go east and it is on a rise just southeast of the expressway.
I stopped specifically to inquire what happened to my favorite maple fudge candy roll. I would find these in Walgreens and Jewel, but haven't seen one in two years. It was discontinued, then returned somewhat reformulated under a new name: "Handmade Pecan Roll: Naturally flavored maple fudge center covered in pecans."
I bought two hoping the saleslady was correct in her affirmation this was new and improved. I ate the first one while driving away, it was delicious. I kept the second in a cooler to keep it from melting while I moved around the country. I came home, then hid it in the kitchen. Not well enough, because someone ate it.
The good news, I at least know I can get it again sometime.
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