Mom was right: you should definitely eat your broccoli. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have some delicious candy once in a while! Here are ten awesome candy shops in Wisconsin that are absolutely amazing.
1. Oaks Candy
Oaks Candy, located in Oshkosh, has been a force since the late 1800s. Yes, you read that correctly. Things have changed over the last 100 years, but not the quality of their products. You are going to love their candies and their fresh roasted nuts. Divine.
2. Freese's Candy
Freese's has been selling handmade confections since 1928. They have a brick and mortar location in West Allis, but you can also find their products at arenas if you go to see the Bucks or Brewers play. I've got to say, their roasted almonds are the best I've ever had.
3. Confections for Any Occasion
The name of this Theresa, Wisconsin business is not misleading in the least. Indeed, you will find all sorts of confections here. What's good? Well, everything. But people dig the cherry cordials and meltaways.
4. Crazy Sweet
You will certainly get a sugar rush at this Appleton business. Whether you are looking for old-timey candy or the variety that bulk candy affords, you have it all.
5. The Sweet Shop
In La Crosse, you can have the experience of an old-fashioned candy shop. They've been doing this for almost a hundred years, guys, and they use a lot of the same equipment that they used when this place first opened its doors. Candy is made a batch at a time. There's no mistaking the quality here!
6. Chippewa Candy Shop
Do you remember going in a candy store and seeing all sorts of candies in those glass containers? I definitely do, and you and your kids can experience that all over again at Chippewa Candy Shop. They have a huge variety of candies as well as chocolates. They are located in Chippewa Falls.
7. Parks Cheese and Candy
This is a concept that would only fare in Wisconsin, I think. Yes, Parks is located in Crivitz. Pile on the nostalgia--if you want to "remember when," Parks has probably got it. Once you've gotten your sweet fix, make sure to get some cheese....it's good!
8. Baraboo Candy
You read this sign correctly--they are the home of the Original Cow Pie. A cow pie is composed of chocolate, caramel and fresh pecans--super delicious! Just don't think about what it's supposed to resemble while you eat it. They've got all sorts of other candies and chocolates, like Green Bay Puddles and Cow Lick Chocolate Suckers.
9. Door County Candies
In Sturgeon Bay, Door County Candy is your classic old fashioned candy store and ice cream parlor. Yes, my dears--ice cream! And also fudge. They also have bulk salt water taffy, licorice, and other classic candies.
10. Buddy Squirrel
You might not understand the name, but you will love the product. In Saint Francis, Buddy Squirrel has been around since 1916. They serve excellent chocolate and other confections. But they also have award-winning gourmet popcorn and nuts. Whether you want that sweet taste or a salty taste, this is your place!
Did your favorite Wisconsin candy shop make the list? Be sure to give them a shout-out in the comments.