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Have you been craving a freshly baked cookie? Then you have to visit The Island in Pigeon Forge! This popular attraction just recently became home to one of America’s leading cookie and snack companies. Now, visitors to The Island can enjoy sweet tweets from Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Learn more about this famous cookie shop below.
Byrd’s Famous Cookies at The Island
Byrd’s Famous Cookies opened at The Island at the end of October, providing visitors with a new place where they can satisfy their sweet tooth. This is the company’s first location in Tennessee, but it has 8 additional locations in Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. Inside Byrd’s Famous Cookies, you’ll find a Cookie Bar with free samples and a wide variety of bakery bags, gift items and collectible cookie tins. Kids will love being able to take pictures with Crumbles, the official Byrd mascot, and a 7-foot wood-carving of a black bear. Here are some of the cookie flavors you can expect to find at Byrd’s Famous Cookies:
- Key Lime Coolers
- Georgia Peace
- Maple Wafers
- Chocolate Chop
- Scotch Oatmeal
- Benne Wafers
- Salted Caramel
The shop also sells its signature savory items like Cheddar Pecan Biscuits, Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits, Benne Bits and Cheddar Crisps.
About Byrd’s Famous Cookies
Byrd Cookie Company is one of the fastest-growing independent cookie and snack companies in the country! It was originally founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1924 as a small bakery. Now, the family-owned company bakes more than 1 billion cookies each year.
It’s planning to open a store in Gatlinburg in the future, so be on the lookout for that as well!
Other Sweet Shops at The Island in Pigeon Forge
Byrd’s Famous Cookies isn’t the only sweet shop at The Island in Pigeon Forge! This attraction is home to a number of shops and restaurants, so you’ll never have trouble finding somewhere to satisfy your cravings. Here are some of the top sweet shops to visit while you’re there:
Big Rock Candy Kitchen – This sweet shop sells homemade sweets and treats like saltwater taffy, fudge, crisp caramel apples and gelato. They even have some free samples for you when you stop by!
Sweet! – This store brings out the kid in everyone! It’s 2,500 square feet filled wall-to-wall with candy. You can find everything from giant jawbreakers to cereal box sized Nerds!
Cinnabon – You’ll smell this shop before you see it! Stop by Cinnabon to get one of their famous, warm cinnamon rolls. This shop also has a number of other baked goods and specialty beverages for you to try.
The Fudgery – The name of this shop speaks for itself. Here, you can find fresh fudge that’s made right before your eyes. You’ll be able to pick up fudge by the pound in 12 different flavors, from chocolate peanut butter to rocky road.
The Island Creamery – For a delicious frozen treat, visit The Island Creamery. This shop sells homemade ice cream and gourmet sweet treats. Enjoy your favorite ice cream flavor in a hand-dipped chocolate waffle cone, or grab some cookies to-go!
About The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the most popular attractions in the area! This entertainment complex is full of affordable family fun. There are rides, shops, games and more. Relax in front of The Island Show Fountain and watch as the water dances to some of your favorite songs, or ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel to see breathtaking views of Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. There’s so much to see and do at The Island that you’ll definitely want to spend an afternoon of your vacation here!
Learn more about other exciting activities in Pigeon Forge, then start planning your trip to The Island to try Byrd’s Famous Cookies and other fun things to do there!