We visited this store not once, but TWICE during our three day stay recently/December. It's worth the 5-10 minute drive up Wears Valley road ! (Turn right off the parkway in PF onto Wears Valley Road)
Their fudge is AMAZING.We got some our first night in town and we had to go back to get more to take home with us. They DO let you sample before you buy and it is enough of a sample to get a good taste of the product. I read a complaint on TA about the sample sizes. Fudge is expensive to make and they give a LOT of samples out every day. The samples were more than sufficient to taste the product and make a decision.
We bought peanut butter, peanut butter chocolate, orange vanilla, praline and cream, red velvet, and plain chocolate to take home. YUMMMMMMMMMM. Brought it home to family who LOVED it also. They will also ship this fudge !!
I really enjoyed taste testing their wide assortment of jams, jellies, sauces, pickles, relishes, etc. I purchased strawberry rhubarb jelly to take home to my father.
Their selection of souvenirs is some of the nicest "quality" items in the area. Not like the fly by night trinket shops you see on the strip. Beautiful decorations, jewelery, stained glass, shirts, etc.
They also sell homemade candy. The employees were very friendly to us and they were quite busy. Don't forget to say hello to the beautiful koi in the pond outside. :)