We had noticed a small ice cream shop on our tour and circled back to find it again. It was easy to find, as it seemed most of our tour had the same idea and there was a crowd heading into Maria's.
This is more than just a scoop shop. They have your typical scoop area with lots of fun choices. The local blueberry looked pack with blueberries. They also have a bakery section with luscious cakes, pies, and cookies. Once I saw the Boston Cream Pie, I knew I was going on the pastry side and not the ice cream.
On the other level, they have a large candy shop. They have bins of great candies and everything sweet. We all literally felt like kids in a candy shop trying to figure out what we going to get to attack our sugar cravings.
At the end, everyone went for a cone but me. I went for that delicious Boston Cream Pie. It was a huge piece.
I took it to go and took it back to the Salem Inn. After the kids went to bed I took out my pie and had some "it's all about me" time. It was moist and tender and the chocolate was sweet.
Do what we did, skip dessert and hit Maria's. It's the best thing to fix a sweet craving in Salem.
September 26, 2004
From journal Salem - More than just witches.