Arizona October 17, 2018
The Sweetest Road Trip In Arizona Takes You To 9 Old School Chocolate Shops
Halloween is fast approaching, so it’s time to stock up on all the goods for yourself… erm, I mean, for the kiddos who come knocking at your door, of course. *wink*
No matter whose sweet tooth needs to be satisfied, these nine candy shops in Arizona have a little something for everyone. From old-fashioned sweets like Bottle Caps to gourmet slabs of fudge in all sorts of unbelievable flavors, your taste buds will go nuts on this blissfully sweet road trip.
Hope you have a really good toothbrush!
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1. Sweeties Candy of Arizona (Chandler)
When there's enough candy to warrant having numbered aisles, you know the shop is worth visiting. This is basically the Sam's Club of sweets, stocked floor-to-ceiling with all your favorite childhood memories. You'll find the shop at 1986 N Alma School Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224.
2. Candy Addict (Tempe)
With over 1,500 different sweet treats, kids of all ages are guaranteed to enter Candy Addict with wide eyes and dropped jaws. Get ready for the sugar coma of a lifetime at 414 S Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281.
3. Old Town Candy & Toys (Scottsdale)
Candy stores that look this nostalgic are bound to be full of treasures. Fill up a bag with goodies from over 150 bulk bins and pay based on weight, so feel free to mix-and-match until your heart's content! Old Town is located at 4000 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
4. Cerreta Candy Company (Glendale)
Not only is Cerreta Candy Company full of gourmet chocolates and other treats, but they're also made right in front of your eyes! The store celebrates each season to the fullest, so visit before fall is over to sample some scrumptious caramel apples and more festive morsels! You'll find the factory at 5345 W Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301.
5. Treat Center on Courthouse Square (Prescott)
Located on historic Whiskey Row, this charming mom & pop candy shop looks like it came straight out of the '50s. You'll find every treat imaginable, from old-fashioned faves like PEZ dispensers to all of the hottest treats from this century. Treat Center is located at 156 S Montezuma St. A, Prescott, AZ 86303.
6. Rickeldoris Candy & Popcorn Company (Jerome)
After a fright-filled day in Arizona's most famous ghost town, some comfort food is definitely in order. Nothing brightens the mood quite like taking a trip down memory lane, and that's exactly what you'll do at this adorable shop with old-fashioned candy and other treats. You'll find Rickeldoris at 405 Hull Ave., Jerome, AZ 86331.
7. The Sedona Fudge Shop (Sedona)
A store dedicated entirely to fudge? Count us in! There are dozens of varieties to choose from, and the view is almost as sweet as the treats themselves. The shop is located at 257 N State Rte. 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336.
8. The Sweet Shoppe (Flagstaff)
This 100-year-old building was once a mercantile, adding to the charm that already surrounds retro candy stores. The Sweet Shoppe specializes in gourmet creations like hand-dipped caramel apples, homemade fudge, and even edible gift baskets. The deliciousness can be found at 15 E Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
9. Sweet Country Charm (Payson)
MORE FUDGE! You probably have several cavities by now that didn't exist before this trip, but our last stop is icing on the cake. With more varieties of the old-fashioned treat than you've ever seen in one place, Sweet Country Charm is the best grand finale we could imagine. You'll find it at 626 N Beeline Hwy., Payson, AZ 85541.
What other candy shops should be added to the list? Let us know in the comments below
For an Arizona excursion of the haunted variety, check out our previous article:
This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Arizona.