LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Chocolate might always sound like a good idea to many people, especially for Mother's Day. Old Kentucky Chocolates in Lexington just re-opened for curbside business after being closed for weeks. People love Old Kentucky Chocolates for a number of reasons.
"Number one, we have been around so long," said owner Julia Kirkpatrick.
They've been around 55 years, to be exact. In that time, the reasons for peoples' love of the company have multiplied.
"We've always been a part of the community. We work with a lot of schools within the community for our fundraising program," said Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick says their long-standing products are the source of their success.
"The bourbon chocolates, that was the number one product, and so that's what really got everything started," she said
Equally as popular now are the chocolate covered potato chips, chocolate covered strawberries, and chocolate covered grapes. The sweet treats that keep customers coming back had been shelved for weeks. Easter bunnies and eggs are still the themed decor around the Southland Drive shop, which closed back in March.
"It was surreal. We were all very sad but we also understood that it was the right thing to do," Kirkpatrick said
Wednesday, May 6, the company opened again.
"Today is our first day back, and we are doing curbside service, especially for Mother's Day," says Kirkpatrick, "Judging by the phones this morning, I think it's going to be busy."
Busy, with people thinking of mom. Busy, with people wanting to support a small business.
"We have so many customers that come back time and time again."