Kilwins has been in operation since 1947 and is now open in downtown Knoxville. They sell 32 flavors of ice cream made from original recipes. Waffle cones are available and also waffle bowls. When you enter the long shop the front is filled with candies, caramel apples, fudges and other packaged sweets. The ice cream is further in the back along with some stools and counters where you can sit inside and enjoy your treats. The first time we visited they were making the waffles for the cones and cups as well as dipping Granny Smith apples in caramel. The smell was heavenly and made you want to induldge. We tried the Tennessee River Mud which is vanilla ice cream mixed with chocolate chips and caramel and a praline pecan ice cream. The praline pecan won the flavor contest, hands down, but both had excellent density and smoothness to the ice cream. We tried the waffle bowl and it was a totally ingenious way to combine an often problematic yet very tasty cone. The bowl was inside a plastic one so you could crack it up and eat with the tasty ice cream. Get in there and try it. I did try one of the caramel pecan candies but the pecans were on their way to rancid so be cautioned on the candies.