Local candy store takes customers on a sweet adventure

By Loumay Alesali
Medill Reports

Customers at Windy City Sweets come for the variety of handmade fine chocolates and candies, but they also get a unique experience.

Store owner John Manchester builds strong relationship with shoppers through a welcoming customer service, making small conversations and having holiday or special-occasion-themed candy.


Manchester also makes special sweets tailored to people’s preferences, like dipping crunchy Cheetos in milk chocolate at one customer’s request.

Windy City Sweets is located in the vibrant East Lakeview neighborhood where families and young people spoil their mind and soul with sweet tastes.

Photo at top: The store is famous for its European licorice that is considered the gold standard for licorice. (Loumay Alesali/MEDILL)