Candy Store are in every Mall across America. They are filled with 100s of flavors of jelly beans and brightly colors. But sometimes you need something a little more special. I’m talking about the Candy Store where chocolates are dipped in front of you. Where the first thing you noticed when stepping in the door is the smell of fresh fudge. That is why I am on a mission to find the Best Cady Stores in Minnesota. Thankfully Minnesota does not disappoint.
9 of the Best Candy Stores in Minnesota
1. Jim’s Apple Farm
Aka, the Big Yellow Barn, aka, Jordan’s Candy Store, but most commonly known as the Largest Candy Store in America. This tops our list for size and creativity. They started out small, and each year they grow a little bigger, drawing people from the far edges of the state. What I love about Jim’s Apple Farm is that they do their own thing. They stock everything and everything in a fun and whimsical way. Whatever you do, make sure you have one of the Apple Pies to take home. Check out more on what to expect: Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store | Willy Wanka has Nothing on This Place!
2. The Blue Sun Soda & Sweets Shop
in Spring Lake Park
With less focus on Candy and more on the Soda’s this candy shop will satisfy your sweet tooth. Boasting 1300 different soda’s, it’s not all. This shop has trademark old fashioned candies, like Pez and Charleston Chews. After getting a soda, head over to play a few games of their vintage Arce pin-ball or ski-ball. It’s why I love Blue Sun Soda & Sweet Shop.
in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Stillwater
When you think of a candy store, this is exactly what comes to mind. Freshly made treats made on site followed up with gourmet popcorns, bins filled with gummy worms and chocolate haystacks. Candyland Candy Shop are in three different locations around the Twin Cities. They are in St. Paul, Stillwater, and Minneapolis making them hard to miss when you need a fix. It’s everything a Candy store should be and is. Check out their website for more info.
4. Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen
in Knife River along the North Shore
Along the north shoreline of Minnesota, on the stretch of old highway 61 on your way to Two Harbors, you’ll find Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen. This small store packs a punch of delicious treats. Most of the time, you’re in luck if you can find a parking spot. This place has so many great treats for your sweet tooth, it’s hard to stay no. But what they are the most famous for is their Air Crunch chocolate. All I can say is make sure you are staying in a place with air conditioning, or have a cooler if you want your favorite treats to last long. Check out their website for more information.
5. Aunt Belle’s Candies
in Park Rapids and Walker
With the smell of fresh fudge, who can ask for more. This Northern Minnesota Candy Store is a bulk bin paradise. Aunt Belles Candies have tons of barrels of saltwater taffy’s filling the store in more flavors than you can imagine. The candies are made fresh onsite. Check out one of their locations on their website for more info.
6. Canelake’s Old Fashioned Hand Made Candies
in Virginia MN
Fudge, Toffee, Brittles, truffles, and Hot Air Candy are just some of their offerings. What may you ask is Hot Air Candy? Similar to the kind that Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen, the candy has a texture of Malt Bals, dipped in chocolate. It’s so much fun to eat. If you aren’t willing to take the gamble on something new, enjoyed any of the other homemade old fashion candies they make on site. Canelakes Candy has the original candy store feel and makes things the way they were always made. It’s definitely worth a stop. Check out their website for more info.
7. Droolin’ Moose
in Bloomington, Burnsville and St. Louis Park
The best chocolate shop in Minnesota. The Droolin’ Moose has taken its northern roots and included it in just about everything. Form the Mud Puddles to Toffee Timber, they play up the Northern heritage. Founded in Bloomington by a couple of chocolate-loving sisters, they’ve taken the brand and run with it. They incorporated fundraising options to allow groups to sell the chocolates for their own organizations and contribute to the community. It was a great decision because people come from all over to get their delicious treats. Check out their website to get all the details.
8. Abdallah Candies Factory Store
Abdallah Candies has reached all over the country and can be found in supermarkets, and fine establishments. But this company made the list because it was founded in Minneapolis. The best part is, you can head to the factory store in Burnsville and get some of the freshest candies around. Check out their website for more information.
9. The Chocolate Escape
What is it about riverside towns that attract some of the best chocolate shops. Right down the street from the popular National Eagle Institute, this candy store has some amazing handcrafted chocolate treats. They also offer things like specialty coffee, chocolate-inspired of course, and ice creams. What sets this chocolate shop apart from the rest is its’ outdoor seating with riverfront views. Check out their website for more details by clicking here: http://thechocolateescape.com/
I dare you to walk into any of these stores and only buy one thing. The Candy Stores in Minnesota are like nothing you will ever see anywhere else.