Profile: Watson's in Victor, NY

Profile: Watson's in Victor, NY

Have you visited our store in Victor, NY? Originally opened in Pittsford in 1997, this outpost relocated to Victor in 2015 for increased visibility and access to a busy shopping area. Initially unfamiliar with Sponge Candy, the locals have fallen in love and have embraced Watson’s as their local chocolate shop. Last year, Victor started offering Hershey’s ice cream, attracting a growing fan base, with Pralines & Cream topping the list of favorites.

Nancy and her team enjoy creating seasonal displays and sometimes even host visits from the Easter bunny. If you're in the area, stop by the store to meet Nancy and her team!


Meet the Victor Team

Nancy’s first job was at Fanny Farmer  |   Favorite Watson’s product: Coconut Cream Easter Eggs  |  Favorite things to do outside of work: have a backyard fire or go for a hike!

Megan is the newest to the team having started this past Christmas season. She is a busy mother of an adorable 3-year-old boy, so talking with adult customers tends to be her favorite part of the job! One of her favorite things to do outside of Watson’s is to head to Lake Ontario and hunt for sea glass – she has quite the collection! Megan’s favorite Watson’s candy is Peanut Butter Creams and she would love to see more peanut butter added to the menu!

Jane has spent the last 8 years here at Watson’s perfecting her packing skills – she is one of our fastest packers! She enjoys putting shelf displays together and has a very good eye for it. She is very involved in the community and we joke that she knows everyone. Jane has 3 kids, 3 jobs and dreams of 8 hours of sleep … she also dreams of owning lots more pairs of shoes, but that’s a different story! Jane’s favorite Watson’s candy is the “flat” Orange Sponge.

Ellie started working for Watson’s 2 ½ years ago when she was just 15. We are proud to have been her first job! She graduates from high school this June and is planning on attending Monroe Community College to be a Dental Hygienist. Her favorite Watson’s chocolate is the Cashew Frog, but she’d love to see something crunchy & similar to a Kit Kat bar! One of Ellie’s favorite parts of the job is decorating Valentine's hearts each year, not only is she good at it, but she’s fast! (Ellie is also the reason our 15# give-away bunny has a different name every year!)

Naomi has been with Watson’s for 3 years and has become a customer favorite with many customers asking for her by name. Her favorite part of the job is packing boxes – sponge candy, assortments, truffles – each one is like a puzzle to solve and she loves puzzles! Naomi and her husband are saving to buy a house and she can’t wait to get started decorating it! Her favorite Watson’s candy is Milk Coconut Clusters. If she could ask Watson’s to send something new down the line, it would be gummy bears – wouldn’t they be great covered in our chocolate?

Julie has been with Watson’s since 2019, but enjoys taking summers off to travel. She is a dog lover and would love to be a professional “dog foster” and have a huge parcel of land with rescue dogs. Right now she has 2 fur-babies that keep her busy! Julie’s loves her “work pals” - it’s always nice to like the people you work with! Her favorite Watson’s candy is Almondillos, but she’d love to see the Spiders come back!

For 8 years now Karen has been helping customers find exactly what they are looking for – one of her favorite parts of the job! She enjoys the friendships and team spirit she has found in the Victor store. Outside of Watson’s, she finds fulfillment and a lot of fun volunteering with local animal rescue organizations. Her favorite animals are cats, but her favorite candies are Turtles! And please note, that Karen is our Buffalo native, so she keeps us on our toes during football season!

Natalia started with Watson’s 3 years ago and still can’t decide on a favorite chocolate! When asked what her favorite was she gave a long list that included Honeycomb, Frogs, Jellies, and Sponge. Outside of work, she loves to read books, but while in the store she enjoys packing and wrapping and making the boxes pretty for the customers. She always has a smile on her face and is consistently offering great ideas to make things run smoother. If she could add one thing to the store, it would be chocolate-covered strawberries.

Barb came to Watson’s 8 years ago because she wasn’t busy enough teaching music and directing musicals! She loves the “fun group of gals” she works with, as well as loving the chocolate. Her infectious laugh is heard every time she’s working. Barb and her daughter are on a quest to visit every state in the USA and they are almost halfway there! Her favorite Watson’s confection is the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Delite, but she would love to see something with pretzels and caramels … perhaps the spiders again?