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NH candy shop holds sweet record

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LITTLETON, N.H. -

Shoppers in Littleton, N.H., looking for the sweet stuff, do not need to travel further than Main Street. Chutters may just have it all.

"All kinds of gummies, sour stuff, penny candy, nostalgic candy, jelly bellies, sugar-free," said Nancy Carbonneau of Chutters.

And the list goes on-- literally--  111-feet-11-inches to be exact. It's the world's longest candy counter.

"The kids are in awe of all of it, and the jars, and they get to choose their own," Carbonneau said. "It's just very appealing."

To name all the candy on this counter would simply take too long-- just like the counter itself, which is recognized by Guinness World Records. It's a guilty pleasure for sure.

"Every time I pass Chutters, I am pretty much in Chutters," said Alison Bolt of Littleton. "When I moved here 10 years ago, this is one of the places that drew me to Littleton. I walked in here and went wow."

Bolt usually buys the chocolate. The store has plenty of that, too, not to mention homemade fudge. But it's the counter that draws the biggest crowd.

"They have BB Bats that my mother, who is 83, used to eat as a girl. So every Christmas I get her BB Bats from the candy counter and she's ecstatic. I send them to Wyoming," Bolt said.

And people come from all over to get a taste, like Sue Smith who is visiting from New York.

"I got chocolate Necco wafers," Smith said. "Can't find them anywhere else. Loved them as a kid."

It's a place that brings out the kid in all of us, sweets as far as the eye can see.

"It's pretty cool. It's fun," Smith said. "I don't think you can see it all."

The store has held the world record for 13 years-- a sweet streak, especially around the holidays. But if you come, better bring your appetite and your wallet, because once you try one candy you may be tempted to try them all.

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