Mississippi Candy Company now open

Mississippi Candy Company now open


Mississippi Candy Company owner Leigh Lamkin says her lifelong goal was to teach and own a candy store, both of which she has achieved. 

“I’m living the dream right now,” Lamkin said. “We opened two weeks ago and business has been wild and chaotic, but in a good way. We’ve been welcomed by new residents of the area and by people passing by on the interstate.” 

Lamkin grew up in the Mississippi Delta and moved to Madison County about 20 years ago. She lives in Gluckstadt with her husband Will and her three sons, Dayne, Slay, and Scout. 

Mississippi Candy Company, which opened on Sep. 2, is Lamkin’s second candy shop. Her first was Livingston Sweet Shop in 2012. 

“I always wanted to teach school and own a candy store, and I was fortunate enough to teach kindergarten and first grade right here with Madison County Schools and teach adult education throughout the state,” Lamkin said. “We sold Livingston Sweet Shop several years ago, and after working for corporate America for a few years, I wanted to open a business close to home. Our family lives here in Gluckstadt and we wanted to be more involved in the local community, and it was a no-brainer opening here seeing all the growth happening.” 

Mississippi Candy Company carries a huge variety of candies and other treats.  

Lamkin said Mississippi Candy Company is family-owned and operated, and business has been crazy since opening. 

Mississippi Candy Company is located at 102 Dees Dr, Building 300 in Gluckstadt next to El Sombrero. They are closed on Mondays and open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

For more information about the company, visit their Facebook and Instagram pages, or email mississippicandycompany@yahoo.com. 

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