Attractions September 02, 2018
9 Candy Shops In Connecticut That Even Willy Wonka Would Love
The sweetest candy shops in Connecticut are bright and colorful places. Full of all things sweet and delicious, even Willy Wonka would love these stores for their wide array of sugary choices. From decadent fudge to nostalgic candies, there is surely something to satisfy your sweet tooth at these nine spots.
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1. CandiTopia, New Haven
A sugar rush is guaranteed at this downtown candy shop. Find your old favorites like candy necklaces, PEZ, and pop rocks. Trendier offerings like truffles and bonbons are also to be had. Visit CandiTopia at 1022 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510.
2. Chocolate Works, Darien
Enjoy browsing the cases of decadent chocolate creations as well as the stocked candy bins. Indulge yourself and take a class on creating your own sugary creations. Find Chocolate Works at 25 Old Kings Hwy. N., Darien, CT 06820.
3. Mr. D's, Wallingford
An incredible array of nostalgic candies aren't the only thing that will catch your attention at this shop. Clever cupcakes and creamy ice cream complement the selection of licorice ropes and jelly beans. Visit Mr. D's at 50 N Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492.
4. The Chocolate Shell, Old Lyme
Chocoholics will fall in love with this candy shop. Everything tastes better covered in chocolate and there's plenty to choose from here. You can also enjoy blasts from the past like Cracker Jack and Swedish Fish. Visit The Chocolate Shell at 18 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371.
5. The Sweet Tooth, Plymouth
Choose a bag of your assorted favorites from hundreds of kinds of penny candy. Fudge and ice cream can also be found at this quaint little store in Plymouth. Find The Sweet Tooth at 655 Main St., Plymouth, CT 06782.
6. Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy, Ice Cream & Diner, Niantic
This retro 50s themed shop will take you on a trip down memory lane. Dive into a wild selection of candy fruit slices with unique flavors. Homemade fudge, ice cream, and saltwater taffy are some favorite sweets at this nostalgic spot. Visit Gumdrops & Lollipops at 334 Main St., Niantic, CT 06357.
7. Fascia’s Chocolates, Waterbury
You might just go into chocolate overload at this long-standing spot. Make several selections from these tried and true delicacies. Ask about their event schedule featuring chocolate tours and other yummy experiences. Visit Fascia's Chocolates at 44 Chase River Rd., Waterbury, CT 06704.
8. Dylan's Candy Bar, Uncasville
This candy bar at the casino is a spin-off of the original New York location. Wander through what seems like an endless selection of old school favorites. Load up on candy buttons, Dum Dums, and more. Find Dylan's Candy Bar at 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382.
9. Berry's Ice Cream & Candy Bar, New London
Candy, ice cream, or candy on ice cream are sure to take care of your cravings at this spot. Fill a bag with all of your favorites and then fill one for a friend. Find Berry's Ice Cream & Candy Bar at their new location at 90 Bank St. #B, New London, CT 06320.
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