Last updated on June 1st, 2018
What’s better than being a kid in a candy store? An Adult! Be warned if you venture to this roadside stop, bring cash and lots of it. Not because things cost a lot of money, but because you will soon find yourself filling up your basket with all the candies that you haven’t seen since you were a kid… and oh yeah, they don’t take any forms of plastic payment. The place is Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store.
Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store
The candy store stocks some of the best Old Fashion Candy and Nostalgic candy form your childhood. You can find anything from Zombie Blood bags to Candy Cigarets, to Taffy, to the best smelling homemade pies and bacon-flavored everything. They have a huge selection of flavored soda pops as well as any flavor licorice. Giant gumball machines and popcorns. You name it, they probably have it. In addition to candy, they also sell fresh apples and gords, as well as canned goods.
The candy store is officially known as ‘Jims Apple Farm’ and is open June through November. They are supported by its community, carrying a variety of goods made by them. Jims Apple Farm does not have a phone or a website. In order to stay with the times, one of their kids created a Facebook Page to keep in touch with the community.
I try to get down to the candy store twice a year. Once in the spring and then again right before they close. It’s been a tradition to get the kids a new Pez dispenser for their stockings.
They haven’t been a candy store for that long either. It wasn’t until 2005 and 2006 when the orchard had some really bad hail storms that damaged their crops. They started to sell some candies to make up for some of their loss. Somehow the business just grew from there. Every time I go in there it seems that they have increased the size and variety of fun things. If you plan on heading south on 169, it’s worth a trip… and oh yeah.. try to go early. Any time after 11 and it may be hard to get through the isles.
The Giant Candy Store that Keeps Growing
Minnesota’s Largest Candy store is Day Trip worthy because of its continual growth. They are always adding new product and also new features. They like to keep things fresh by adding new wings to the store. Each time they add on, they find new ways to fill up the space. They recently added a moving star-studded ceiling, an array of superheroes and an animatronic band that plays music at various times of the day. They also have a Tardis for all you Dr. Who Fans out there.
The Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store is part of a great collection of Minnesota Summer traditions. And every year they keep adding on and adding in a new set of attractions. Make sure you check it out.