Addicted to sugar? Love a good candy high or a deliciously sweet, unique treat?
There are candy stores around the world that sell a variety of sugary concoctions ranging from homemade chocolate to lollipops and everything in between. The Daily Meal has compiled a list of the most unique candy stores globally that are flying under the radar, many of which that are so sweet, they just might give you a toothache.
Located in the heart of Times Square in New York City is the Willy Wonka Shop inside the Toys ‘R Us store. Strikingly magical, the retail shop offers all 12 Wonka brands of candy and its Wonka Exceptionals collection—including premium chocolate. Be sure to stroll through the replica of the edible garden featured in the movie to appreciate the full experience.
For all things Hello Kitty, which is arguably Japan’s favorite cartoon cat, the Hello Kitty Sweets shop in Taipei is the place to go. The shop offers everything from cookies to cakes to candies, all decked out in Hello Kitty signature icons. Beyond the candies for sale, there is also a sit down café where you can relax, sip on a cup of tea and take in the Hello Kitty atmosphere.
Finally, for those who have a deep appreciation for the jelly bean, the Jelly Bean Factory in Fairfield, California is a must-visit. It offers free factory tours to interested customers as well as a Jelly Bean University for a deeper dive. Guests can take a load off at the Jelly Bean Café which offers a full food menu and shop in the Jelly Bean Candy store and the chocolate shoppe to bring home a few goodie bags. Read on to learn about more candy stores you didn’t know existed.