Creamy chocolate, squishy bears, sugary toffee… Are you drooling? You’ll definitely want to try the right candy after browsing the list of America’s best candy stores.
Hungry for something sweet? From chocolate shops to old-school soda shops, we’ve found the best candy shops in every state. The candy shops on our list have high TripAdvisor ratings, as well as sweet reviews from local newspapers and magazines. Let’s have a candy trip!
Priester’s Pecans, Fort Deposit
Pecans are the official state nut of Alabama. No one does it better than Priest! Buy a pound of fresh roasted pecans or try the popular old-fashioned pecan God.
Alaskan Sweet Things, Anchorage
Where else can you buy toffee made with glacier water? Not really. Alaska Sweet is the only certified producer of such foods, offering 31 different flavors, from sensorberry to bubblegum.
Sweeties Candy of Arizona, Chandler
At Sweeties your hands are full of candy and you can find more than 100,000 pounds of candy on the shelves every day. If you can end up eating more, then use the recipe for leftover candy.
Martin Greer’s Candies, Garfield
It’s an understatement to say that Martin Greer’s candy shop has been making candy for a long time – they’re still using recipes that date back to the Civil War. Since then, locals have become big fans of caramel pecans.
Logan’s Candies, Ontario
Logan’s, which opened in 1933, is an old-school candy shop that specializes in candy canes. You can also find a variety of candy ribbons, candy pillows, gummies and more. Look at these old-fashioned candies you can find at Logan’s or in Grandma’s candy tray.
Mouse’s Chocolates & Coffee, Ouray
There’s a reason Ouray is called the “Switzerland of America” – and mouse chocolate definitely has something to do with it. Be sure to grab a “crumbled cookie” made from all the remaining candy bars.
Fascia’s Chocolates, Waterbury
Stop first place on the Connecticut Chocolate Trail (yes, it’s fascia). The store’s activities are as unique as their snacks, with its own bar experience, chocolate and spirit pings and train trips with chocolate tastings.
Snyder’s Candy, Rehoboth Beach
This coastal candy shop earned Rachael Ray’s Seal of Approval, so you know it must be good. Serve your candy with a glass of Snyder’s old-fashioned soda. If you can’t do it there, stir up one of these soda-mimicking recipes at home!
Sweet Pete’s Candy, Jacksonville
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own swirly lollipop or gummy bear? That’s what you do at Sweet Pete’s, where they offer a variety of fun candy classes, including grown-ups friendly prosperity truffles.
Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen, Helen
Melted the fudge in your mouth? Lots of caramel apples? How long before the truffles are available? While you may not be able to make a dessert that makes cream like Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen, you can give it a shot with our favorite fudge recipe.
Nisshodo Candy Store, Honolulu
Once in Hawaii, do as the locals do and head to Nisshodo Confectionery for authentic Japanese candies made with rice flour, including mochi and chichi dango. Never heard of mochi? Here is a simple guide to understanding what mochi is.
Cravin’s Candy Emporium, Boise
Ice cream and candy and chocolate, oh my God! Cravin”s will offer more than 400 different candies and 24 flavors of fresh cream ice cream to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. Bonus: There are even handmade marshmallows for the kids.
Katherine Anne Confections, Chicago
Come for the truffles, stay for the fluffy marshmallows and the soft honey caramel. This is what Catherine Anne does best, while she uses unique local ingredients in her candies, such as wildflower honey instead of corn syrup.
Albanese Candy Factory, Merrillville
Two words: Free trial. At Albanese Candy Factory, they firmly believe in “try before you buy,” so you’ll want to taste what they believe is the best candy in the world. Afterward, visit the Gumdrop factory to see where all these bears and worms are made.
When it comes to candy shops in Iowa, you’re bound to think of local favorite Lagomarcino’s. If you can’t get sugar from the candy at the candy counter, head to the old-fashioned soda machine for a soft drink or deli sandwich. Check out America’s best water fountains, from coast to coast.
The Farris Wheel, Wichita
Stop by this vintage candy store in downtown Wichita and turn back the clock. The Farris Wheel has lots of nuts and trail mix, and lots of vintage goodies (hint nostalgia!). Here are the most famous old-fashioned candy brands you can still buy today.
Schneider’s Sweet Shop, Bellevue
While you’ll find plenty of treats at this Kentucky candy store, the real star of the show is their signature opera cream. Imagine a rich chocolate crust filled with cream and sugar in the center. Come and try it!
Southern Candymakers, New Orleans
When it comes to desserts, the South is best known for pralines. No one makes this crunchy candy better than Southern candy makers, whose scratch pecan pralines are considered the best in America, make your own at home with this Bourbon pecan pralines recipe.
Scrummy Afters, Hallowell
Whimsical, quirky and wonderful: Those are the three words that best describe this eclectic candy shop, where the owner says candy is a “second experience.” While the storefront is currently closed, locals can still browse crazy creations like chocolate dragon eggs and retro penny candies at Scrummy’s travel shop.
Rheb’s Candies, Baltimore
What started out as a couple’s garage has grown into one of Maryland’s most popular candy companies, but it’s still housed in the same house where it all began. The chocolate here is so rich and creamy that a bite will make you feel like you’re dreaming.
Hebert Candies, Shrewsbury
Located 20 minutes east of Worcester, Herbert’s Confectionery Company offers high-quality chocolate, toffee, fudge and other classic snacks. Be sure to visit their ice cream counter! Are you hungry? Try this cupcake recipe that’s taking Instagram by storm.
Doc Sweets’ Candy Company, Clawson
For those of us adventurous eaters, a trip to Dr. Tasty might be just what the doctor ordered. There, in the midst of traditional cuisine, you’ll find a creepy insect covered in chocolate. Enjoy your own risk!
Jim’s Apple Farm, Jordan
Known by locals as Minnesota’s largest candy store, even the pickiest will find something at Jim’s cash-only, seasonally operated store. You can choose from fudge rings, malted milk balls and old-fashioned cow tails. Bonus: This giant yellow barn also boasts the world’s largest selection of sodas.
The Candy Cottage, Ocean Springs
What are the crunchy, creamy and sweet treats you never knew you needed? The pecan logs at Candy Lodge are made from a secret recipe passed down through the generations.
How Sweet Is This, Clayton
If “Itsy-Bitsy Candy Store” is any indication, good things really do come in small packages. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in delicious candies, including your favorite nostalgic treats.
The Sweet Palace, Philipsburg
Imagine life in Candy land, and that’s what you’ll find in this candy castle. With chewy saltwater toffee and rich fudge, you’ll leave in a sweet sugar coma. Pro Tip: Ask about monthly candy and free samples.
Licorice International, Lincoln
If you love Licorice, Licorice International is just for you. It is home to the largest licorice selection in the United States, offering nearly 160 different chewy candies from 12 countries. There’s even a whole block of “salty” licorice.
Sugar Factory, Las Vegas
The popular chain’s Las Vegas flagship is exactly what you’d expect: insanely over-the-top. Surrounded by colorful candy dispensers from floor to ceiling, indulge in a dazzling haute couture candy.
If you like having a wide variety of sweets to choose from (and who doesn’t?) You’ll want to head to Chutters, where you’ll find the world’s longest candy counter at 112 feet with more than 500 kinds of candy. Due to the popularity of jelly beans, here are the best-selling jelly bean flavors in each state.
Black River Candy Shoppe, Chester
Black River Confectionery has over 900 different candies, whether you’re craving jelly, or a chocolate bar (they have over 200!). And even sugar-free stuff, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth at Black River Candy.
The Candy Lady, Albuquerque
We’re going to bring some southwestern desserts. For more than 30 years, the Candy Lady in downtown Albuquerque has been selling some fun food, including some of the area’s famous flavors, such as green pepper Fudge and pinon Crunch. As the shop is currently only open on the roadside, locals can order sweets online or over the phone. After eating these delicious Demo dinners, they will be great!
Dylan’s Candy Bar, New York City
This wouldn’t be the best candy store without the famous Dylan’s candy store. What could be more noteworthy than a flagship store? Colorful, quirky, and 100% desirable, this is a must-visit for any candy fanatic.
The Chocolate Fetish, Asheville
Once you open the door to this southern dessert shop, you’ll be surrounded by the delicious aroma of every cocoa-flavored candy imaginable, including their famous handmade truffles. Here’s a recipe for dark chocolate that you can make yourself.
Widman’s Candy Shop, Fargo
Nothing tastes better than a salty and sweet combination (and these snacks are proof!). That’s exactly what you’ll get at Carol Widman’s, home of the “potato chip,” a chocolate-covered potato chip.
b.a. Sweetie Candy Company, Cleveland
There’s a regular candy store, and there’s a b.a. candy company. It takes “variety” to a whole new level, with more than 4,500 different types and more than half a million pounds of sweet treats lining the shelves.
Woody Candy, Oklahoma City
This Midwestern must-see is known for its specialty candy. Try their mint or lemon “ice” (similar to tree bark, with a white chocolate base) or Aunt Bill’s brown candies, an Oklahoma staple made with pecans and cream.
Bruce’s Candy Kitchen, Cannon Beach
Take a bite of the nostalgic saltwater too sugary at Bruce’s, and you’ll understand why this small beachfront shop – which has been in the family for four generations – has earned Oregon’s highest honor. You can even watch the award-winning toffee being made in the window.
Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, Pittsburgh
Go wild at Grandpa Joe’s “World Famous $5 Candy Buffet,” where you can fill a box of mix-and-match candy for as little as $5. Pro tip: Because you’re paying by the box, not by the pound, you can put in as many candies as you want (there are more than 100 to choose from).
Chocolate Delicacy, Warwick
For chocolate lovers, this Northeast specialty can make all your decadent dreams come true. Leave with a box of handmade fudge truffles or a bag of “Rhode Island pebbles” – small pieces of colorful chocolate. Can’t get enough cocoa? Suppress your appetite with a chocolate snack.
Cyndi’s Sweet Shoppe, Aiken
Is it 2019 or 1919? Cyndi’s in South Carolina is an old-school candy shop with glass bottles filled with candy of all shapes and sizes. Don’t miss out on vintage products like saltwater toffee and rock candy bars!
Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, Deadwood
Don’t let the fact that this boutique is located in quaint sd Deadwood fool you. Chubby Chipmunk chocolate, which comes in more than 20 truffle flavors, is perfect for Hollywood royalty and has been featured in gift bags at the Grammys and Oscars.
Goo Goo Shop, Nashville
Welcome to Nashville’s sweetest secret: the Goo Goo Cluster. It’s a blissful bite of chocolate, caramel, peanuts and marshmallow nougat. At Goo Goo, they even offer classes to let you make your own crunchy cookies.
Big Top Candy Shop, Austin
Even when it comes to candy, Texas is true to its slogan. The Big Top Candy Shop is proof that everything is bigger in the Dragon Star State, with thousands of candies from around the world and an old-fashioned soda fountain.
Hatch Family Chocolates, Salt Lake City
Shop for the best handmade chocolate at Hutch Family Chocolate, where the name really says it all. The chocolate-making techniques used in this shop have been passed down through four generations of Hutch, producing irresistible candies.
Middlebury Sweets, Middlebury
Come hungry to the Middlebury Candy Store, the best candy store in Vermont, where more than 1,300 different types of candy are available. Also, Vermont-made maple syrup and maple sugar is a must-try! The store is also located near a candy-themed Middlebury Candy Inn.
IT’SUGAR, Virginia Beach
You’ve never seen candies like the ones you see at this destination in Virginia. They have all kinds of “world’s largest” candy boxes – whatever type you want, they have it. Don’t miss out on the super novelty candy, either!
Bright’s Candies, Walla Walla
Lord Licorice and Princess Frostine would definitely approve of this real-life version of Candy Land. Bright’s has been making its own candy since 1934, as well as fresh caramel corn, ice cream and chocolate.
True Treats Historic Candies, Harpers Ferry
History has never been so good! At this wild and wonderful candy shop, you’ll learn some of your favorite old-fashioned foods like circus peanuts and sour balls. All this, of course, while tasting a sample or two.
Chippewa Candy Shop, Chippewa Falls
I scream you scream, we all scream for ice cream at the Chippewa candy shop! And chocolate, and gummy bears, and jelly beans. This Wisconsin candy store, “not recommended by four out of five dentists,” has an almost endless supply of candy.
Yippy I-O Candy Co, Jackson
Yippy I-O is actually your mom’s candy store. Or at least it prides itself on having some of the best vintage food in the state, from Dubble Bubble to Zots. Pray they also have nostalgic candies that we think are worth returning to.
Now that you know the best candy stores in each state, take a look at the most popular Halloween candy in each state.