Sweet success for Stephanie in South Queensferry

Children from the Tom Thumb Nursery with owner Stephanie Romano.
Children from the Tom Thumb Nursery with owner Stephanie Romano.

Those with a sweet tooth will certainly be salivating at the thought of the sweetie shop that opened in South Queensferry.

Stephanie Romano (35) is the town’s own Willy Wonka and business has been booming since the doors to her sugary wonderland were unlocked.

Laurie Liddell cut the ribbon with Stephanie

Laurie Liddell cut the ribbon with Stephanie

She said: “It has always been my dream to own a sweet shop and so far it has been a big success.”

Once Upon A Time offers youngsters and adults a variety of sweets from past greats to the latest sugary delights.

The pink and white striped walls are home to fantastically fizzy cola bottles, severely sour soor plooms, cheeky cherry lips and much more.

Stephanie invited the tiny pupils from the Tom Thumb Nursery, where she used to work, to the shop on opening day and lucky Laurie Liddell (4) cut the ribbon.

For those not drawn in by sugary treats, Once Upon A Time also has a seating area where people can come in from the cold and enjoy tea or coffee.

Stephanie said: “Both areas of the shop have been so busy.

“Its been great. All the hard work has paid off.”