POSTED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 6:08pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 6:21pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — If you're looking for a real life ‘candy land,’ or a time capsule back to the 1950’s, a new soda-pop and candy store, Rocket Fizz, in Tyler is the place to go. Owner Steve Farmer says, “We actually boast one of the largest inventories of soda pop and candy in the country." The store has a sea of salt water taffy, over 100 flavors, towers of Toblerone, and thousands of different kinds of old fashion favorites.
Customer's say this candy store isn't just for kids. Sharon Sobotka of Tyler says, "This is for all ages, the little kids now, the older kids like us." Wendy Vandeventer says, "I grew up with an orthodontist dad so all this stuff reminds me of all the stuff I always wanted growing up but never got."
Farmer says, "A lot of people come in and say, ‘oh my gosh I haven't seen this in years’, I didn't think this was still made." From gag gifts, to old-school concert posters, and tin signs, Rocket Fizz is two of a kind, there are only two stores in Texas. One in Houston, and now one in Tyler.
And if you think you're going to run in and grab a quick soda, you might be there a while. Farmer says, "Our soda pop's range anywhere from 400 to 500 different flavors, and we are the creators of the world famous bacon soda, peanut butter and jelly, buffalo wings and even ranch dressing soda too."
Farmer says Rocket Fizz is sure to make any person, at any age a happy camper, he says, "You may walk in with a frown but you're defiantly not leaving with a frown, you're going to leave with a big smile on your face."
Rocket Fizz Tyler is located at 4129 South Broadway Tyler, Texas (903) 561-FIZZ
The Grand Opening event will be Friday September 6, the ribbon cutting will be at 11 a.m. and from 7-8 p.m. they will have a live Elvis impersonator and live music from 8- 11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. they will have Willy Wonka, umpalumpa’s and entertainment all day long at the store.
For more information visit: www.rocketfizz.com