Does your mouth start watering uncontrollably when you think about indulging in some chocolate? Christmastime and candy are one of the best combinations, and we have plenty of shops around Washington to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are 11 places you’ve got to stop by this season (or any time of year, really) for some of the most delectable treats:
1. Sweet Mickey's, Seattle
If you're craving something sweet, this top-rated shop in the Ballard neighborhood is an absolute must visit. They make some of the most unique (not to mention mouthwatering) truffles, candies, ice cream and handmade fudge.
2. Bright's, Walla Walla
Since 1934, this old-time candy shop in Walla Walla has made some of the tastiest chocolates, truffles, mints, and hand-scooped ice cream! You can find them downtown, right along the town's notable
3. Nama's Candy Store, Edmonds
In addition to the adorable holiday decorations in their window this time of year, the shop also sells a variety of sweets including handmade chocolates and vintage candies you haven't seen in ages like Clark Bars, Zots, Ice Cubes and Smarties.
4. Palouse Country Candy, Pullman
This little country shop in Eastern Washington has a wonderful variety of candies and treats that appeal to all ages! Who said you could ever be too old to enjoy a delicious candy bar??
5. Roslyn Candy Company, Roslyn
There aren't many better gifts to give during the holidays than a box of candies! This small town shop is the perfect place to stop by to pick up a box for the chocolate lover in your life. You can find them in the historical downtown area, creating truffles, ice cream, marshmallows and many other tempting confections.
6. Johnson Candy Company, Tacoma
This staple company in Tacoma will take you back in time since they've been around since the '40's! The retro shop has a wide range of treats to pick from, including traditional chocolates, licorice, gummies, jelly beans and all kinds of classic sweets.
7. Buddy and Howie's Old Fashioned Candy Shoppe, Ocean Shores
Any trip out to this cozy beach town requires a stop by this old-fashioned candy shop! Between their countless jars and bins full of different candies, the selection around here is pretty much unbeatable.
8. Carter's Chocolates, Port Orchard
This small chocolate shop specializes in soft and creamy truffles, caramels (particularly sea salt caramels), toffee, pecan caramel turtles, barks loaded with dried fruit, nuts, or both, gigantic peanut butter cups, and so much more. Is your sweet tooth going crazy yet?!
9. The Confectionery, Seattle
Another place in the big city where you can find some of the most amazing candy is this cute spot in the University Village. The shop's selection includes everything from colorful gummies to delicious handmade chocolates that will melt in your mouth.
10. The Alps Candy, Leavenworth
On your way out to our state's Bavarian village this winter? Be sure to stop by this delightful shop and browse through all of the treats here! They offer a fantastic assortment of fudges, sauces, candies and one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays.
11. Bruttles Gourmet Candy Shoppe, Spokane
Right across from the Davenport Hotel you can find this quaint little spot in Spokane. They may be known for their soft peanut brittle, but they also make a delectable variety of fudges and goodies like salted caramels. The shop serves local ice cream as well, made from Brain Freeze Creamery!
Have you been to any of these shops before? Where else can you get some mouthwatering sweets in Washington?? Add your favorite spots in the comments below!