Walking the boardwalk of John’s Pass or perusing the shops of the John’s Pass Village shopping area, one can easily find plenty on which to munch. Assistant Laura and I had wanted to visit John’s Pass since I’d first heard of it shortly after our arrival in Florida. The time hadn’t presented itself, then a Gulf coast visit with mom at Christmastime had us passing this fishing village turned shopping and tourism spot.
We returned quickly.
The next week in fact, when mom had returned home and we were still aching to return.
The John’s Pass area is fun, a tourist mecca of traditional proportion. The idea is you shop, eat, maybe do something water related. There are a few bars for fun and don’t overlook every kind of Florida souvenir you can think of.
So how did a little sweet shop stick out? First, we wandered around taking it all in, coming across it as we were completing our circle of the area, about ready to leave. Spotting Meyer’s House of Sweets next to one of the many t-shirt stores, I couldn’t help but go in.
Nope, I wasn’t really in a sweets kind of mood, but one has to look and seeing a range of chocolate covered things, Assistant Laura and I were quickly tempted. I admit a sweet tooth – what woman doesn’t have chocolate needs at least once a month?
And on this day I was ready to turn the other cheek, but something told me to grab up a tasty friend for later. Not only so I could share it with you and while the urge wasn’t there then, there’s always later…
Peering through the cases it was easy to see the range of choices. Ice cream, taffy, chocolate covered everything… and I didn’t realize that everything really meant pretty much everything you might imagine. Cookies, crispy treats, you name it. I quickly spotted the marshmallows on a stick and knew I’d have to partake. Laura had the waffle. Yes, waffle – I told you everything.
One thing we spotted but decided to skip this time; a dollop of fudge on a cone, like ice cream… it looked as rich and tasty as could be. Can you imagine the sugar rush on that thing? Meyer’s promotes their fudge as a main stay – we’ll give it a shot next time around, but it’s often too rich for our taste buds & veins.
No, we didn’t wait – I’m weak sometimes. On this occasion I was glad I was. Stepping into a soft drizzle now falling and ready to leave the John’s Pass Village, we each pulled our treat from the bag.
Thick, rich chocolate cracked between my lips as I bit in. That tasty, mouthwatering memory reminds me even now how good this chocolate was. The marshmallows were as normal as could be, yet coated in this chocolate they took on a new life.
Laura found the waffle itself nothing to write home about (just like the marshmallows), but she too felt the chocolate was worthy the time and effort.
On this day, two chocoholics agreed the idea was true: chocolate covered anything should be given its own food group.
Enough with government bodies telling us what to do with our own. We each hold the personal responsibility and pleasure of what we each place into our mouths.
Myer’s is fun and fanciful. A place to take Grandma & pa and remember times gone by, a place to introduce more generations to such delights.
For flavors, fun and delights along with decent tourist-trap pricing we give Meyer’s House of Sweets: