Friday, July 27, 2012

The Parrot: A Good Old-Fashioned Confectionery

I've posted about my favorite candy store before, but it's just so good! Whenever we come to Montana for a visit, stopping at The Parrot is a must! It opened in 1922 and it's still going strong. Not only are there many delicious handmade confections, but there is also a soda fountain and the selections haven't changed much over the years.

My son helped me capture some pics this time and I wanted to share them!

Outside the front - come on in!

From the inside of the front door.

The candy counter - where I spent many a happy childhood afternoon carefully selecting candies!

Sit at the bar for more old-fashioned fun!

The jukebox - not the original. My mom used to come here in the 50's with her high school friends to "hang out."

One of the booths - very worn out because they've been there so long! See how many interesting words you can find scratched into the tables and booths from years before - love it! My initials {along with my sis & cousins} may or may not be scratched into one of the tables here - ahem.

The water is still served in these cute little glasses! How much better off would we be if we were still going by these old portion sizes?

My son's favorite - the Huckleberry Sundae. So yummy! Little did I know as a child that huckleberries could not be grown everywhere and would become very expensive!

The Parrot Special - 3 scoops of homemade ice cream with 3 homemade toppings: caramel, marshmallow, and hot fudge. Soooo rich  - 3 of us ate this and it was all we needed. Um, hubs and my dad helped themselves while I was busy taking pics. I don't think that's fair...  :)

Smiling because I got my Parrot fix {and yes, we always pick out candies to buy after eating our sundaes}! And also, apparently I have no arms. ;)

When are you coming here so we can go to The Parrot together?! I know we'll have a great time! :)

Do you have a favorite candy store? Does your town have an old-fashioned confectionery or soda fountain?

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Have a blessed day friends!


  1. How fun. I'd love to go there with you and watch you eat your ice cream. LOL!
    We had a soda fountain in Maine that my brother and I would walk to every time we visited my Aunt. It was so much fun. It could still be there, I'm not sure. I'd be fun to go see.

    Big let's put a quarter in the juke box and dance the night away size hugs to you .

  2. That looks like a place my family would love!

  3. I used to love going to Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor. I usually ordered the hot fudge cake. mmmmmm good. I miss you and hope your vacation continues to be blessed with old memories and making of new ones.

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  5. Oops, I just love those typos.

    Anyway, how fun is this! I so want to go there one day... ha!


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