Candy Kanes opens in Oakham

Jo Porter who has opened a new sweet shop in Oakham called Candy Kanes
Jo Porter who has opened a new sweet shop in Oakham called Candy Kanes

residents with a sweet tooth have welcomed the latest arrival to the area.

Candy Kanes opened in Knights Yard, Oakham, on Saturday and was immediately inundated with happy shoppers who popped into welcome owner Jo Porter.

Jo, 40, from Tugby, has always loved Oakham and does her shopping there each week. She has named the shop, which is a lifelong dream come true, after her son Kane, 14.

Kane and his sister Shanay, 12, were dressed as Oompa Loompas and her husband Ben was dressed as Willy Wonka on opening day to attract customers.

Jo said: “I have always wanted to own a sweet shop and when I was made redundant in February I grabbed the chance.

“We were non-stop on Saturday and have had very good feed back.”

Jo is also making sweet bouquets and chocolate trees as gifts and has a chalk board so that customers can make requests.