A vacation in Sweden has led to a store in downtown Lancaster for Tyler Graybeal.
Last September, he joined his two best friends on their trip back to a college in Lund, Sweden, where the couple met.
While Graybeal was there, he noticed the “unique and different” candies for sale in the city’s shops, and got to thinking that the product might be popular here too.
After returning to the U.S., Graybeal scouted out two Swedish candies shops in New York City, Sockerbit and BonBon NYC, which gave his confidence to go forward with his store, Sweetish Candy.
“I thought this would be a really great thing to bring to Lancaster — for kids, for adults, for all ages,” said Graybeal, whose heritage is German.
His 1,000-square-foot store opened Wednesday at 356 N. Queen St., formerly home to Dwelling home accessories and One Lucky Peach women’s apparel.
The highlight of Sweetish Candy is a 64-bin “pick-and-mix” wall, with candies that are free of high fructose corn syrup and other additives. Candies include salted black licorice, flavored gummies and sour candies.
Sweetish Candy’s array of more than 100 products also includes candy bars, pickled herring, packaged gummies, cookies, crackers, jams, coffees, candles and teas.
Address: 356 N. Queen St.
Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Online: SweetishCandy.com, Sweetish Lancaster on Facebook and Instagram.