Dawsons -- indulging Seaside for 25 years (Photos)

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 07:54 PM.

One of the many places you can choose to indulge while wandering Seaside ’s town center is Dawson ’s Yogurt and Fudge Works. Being one of the first businesses to open its doors in the town center, circa 1988, Dawson’s has been serving up homemade fudge, soft serve ice cream and candy for more than two decades — and there’s no sign of slowing down.

“Every night, there’s a line out our door and lining the street,” said Tiffany Parsons, manager at Dawson ’s Yogurt and Fudge Works. “We make the best fudge around — all made fresh and in-house. And we’re always trying fun, new flavors.”

The top-selling fudge is called “Tiger Butter,” made with peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla all swirled to perfection. And if you’re in the mood for a frozen treat, Dawson ’s also offers soft serve ice cream and yogurt, as well as a sugar-free, organic frozen yogurt called “Yobé” made fresh daily.

“We have something for everyone,” Parsons said. “We love to experiment with flavors, so our inventory is constantly changing. I just introduced watermelon and Kahlua fudge — they’re delicious. And I’m hoping to make a red velvet frozen yogurt in the fall. We want to keep it exciting and keep people coming back for more.”

 And they do come back — everyday. Maybe it’s the fudge, maybe it’s the ice cream, or maybe, Parsons said, it’s her incredible staff.

“We are all just excited to come to work everyday,” she said. “When people come in our shop, we want them to feel welcome. We love getting to know the tourists and hearing where they’re from — and seeing their reactions when they taste our fudge is priceless.”

Parsons said a visitor recently bought 9-pounds of fudge, claiming it was the best he’d ever tasted. And as the master chef behind the fudge, she was ecstatic.

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