By Natalie Derrickson
It’s not every day that a business’s marketing tactics live up to the hype of their product, but at the Uranus Fudge Factory in Anderson, Indiana, the in-store experience is as silly, wacky, and all-out fun as advertised.
Visitors can satisfy their sweet tooth with delicious confections such as fudge, chocolate, popcorn, nuts, and candy. One can’t step within Uranus’s bounds without a chuckle, and it’s just as fun for adults as it is for the younger set.
“I think the greatest part about Uranus Fudge Factory is that people will come, walk around, and giggle to themselves, friends, or family for 30 to 60 minutes. From our T-shirts to our toys and tin signs to Clever Cletus’ Hillbilly novelties, and of course our signature fudge, chocolates, and popcorns, it’s quite the stop,” said Uranus’s Brian Keith.
Part general store, gag gift emporium, and roadside attraction, Uranus offers a much-needed dose of fun that everyone can enjoy. Step up to the full-size Zoltar and get your fortune told. Dip into one of its old-fashioned candy bins for a taste of nostalgia.
If the kids have holiday cash to burn, stop at Uranus and get bonus points for the wild, wacky, and over-the-top atmosphere and the spending power of a candy store.
“Kids love our store,” said Keith. “We offer a series of plushies, toys, and candies that will keep your children entertained while they’re in Uranus or at home after they spend their money.” His recommendation? A Uranus alien plushie that’s affordable, adorable, and the perfect memento to keep the Uranus jokes coming.
Plan your visit now and look forward to Uranus’s upcoming expansion efforts, which include a mini-golf course and expanded kitchen offerings. A stop at Uranus will only continue to get sweeter.
Uranus Fudge Factory is located at 1423 W. 53rd St., Anderson, Indiana, 46013, and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Learn more at uranusindiana.com.
Natalie Derrickson is a freelance writer from Indianapolis.