Go on, have something sweet, you deserve it! Try these Arkansas candy shops if you’re out to satisfy yourself with some delicious chocolate or welcome the coming fall season with some memorably mouth-watering fudge. Perhaps these shops might even inspire your holiday shopping as well! You may feel a little guilty later (maybe) after indulging, but the feeling’s worth it when you taste these goods!
11. The Candy Jar
This Cabot establishment will unfortunately be closing soon after providing central Arkansas with years of sweetness, but you can still pick up some goodies during their close-out sale. Everything from candy jars to confections are being sold at a great discount, so get in now before it's all gone!
10. Brown's Country Store and Restaurant
Many Arkansans have enjoyed a walk through the candy shop at Brown's, picking up delicious salt water taffy or choosing from their ten varieties of cream and butter fudge and over thirty varieties of hand-dipped chocolates. 50 barrels of hard candy are also on display for customers to mix and match a perfect bag of sweets.
9. Rocket Fizz
This Conway soda pop and candy shop is part of a national chain and has the goal of launching customers back to their childhoods with an enormous selection of nostalgic candy and soda brands. Retro merchandise and gag gifts are also available as well.
8. Hello Cocoa
For those seeking a more sophisticated chocolate experience there's Hello Cocoa in Fayetteville. Their two main products are a 57% dark chocolate bar made from beans imported from Uganda and a 74% dark chocolate bar from Venezuela. Hello Cocoa also creates a few seasonal bars at different times throughout the year.
7. Eureka's Nut House
Freshly roasted and glazed nuts are made here every day, and the scent alone from the shop will attract customers in from the scenic sidewalks of Eureka Springs into a nostalgic candy wonderland. Eureka's Nut House also has an Etsy page available for special orders.
6. Two Dumb Dames
This cute little Eureka Springs shop has a great selection of homemade fudge, an assortment of candies, and visitors can even indulge in a scrumptious piece of the store's highly-praised toffee as well. Try the banana pudding fudge or the salted caramel fudge if you're looking for a new favorite flavor!
5. Kopper Kettle Candies
Proudly made in the old-fashioned way, Kopper Kettle Candies has been making chocolates, taffy, and selling/shipping assortments of chocolate and candy for four generations. The recipe for their chocolates has been passed down since 1925, and visitors are welcome to come and watch the Greer family create delicious masterpieces at the factory in Van Buren.
4. Ozark Candies and Nuts
Creator of the popular "We're Nuts" product line available at select Sam's Club locations, Ozark Candies and Nuts features an excellent selection of chocolate, nuts, and candies. Located in North Little Rock within McCain Mall directly above the food court, Ozark Candies and Nuts also makes cinnamon pecans & almonds, praline pecans, & chipotle cashews.
3. Stonebrook Fudge Factory and Candy
Located in Mountain View, this confectionery is well worth the trip from anywhere! Both chocolate and peanut butter fudge are popular with regulars here, and reforming chocoholics who want to try something new with their taste buds can try the maple pecan or caramel delight fudge flavors.
2. Juanita's Candy Kitchen
A family owned and operated business with over three decades of experience in candy-making, Juanita's Candy Kitchen - based in Arkadelphia - is well known for delightful peanut, cashew, and pecan brittle. Other delicacies include a variety of fudge flavors including rocky road and s'mores.
1. Martin Greer's Candies
Located near the "Gateway to the Ozarks" on Highway 62 between Rogers and Eureka Springs, Martin Greer's Candies are a popular Arkansas product, made from a late 18th century recipe that's still used today. Candies here are made fresh with real chocolate, sweet cream butter, dry roasted nuts, pure fruit purees or preserves, pure vanilla flavorings,and have no added preservatives.
Ready to sweeten up your life? Let us know what treats you’ve picked up at these Arkansas candy shops and what flavors to try! Also leave a comment below about other places across the Natural State where people can satiate their sweet tooth with some good old fashioned candy!