Delaware August 03, 2019
Visit This 90-Year-Old Candy Shop In Delaware To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Delaware’s most famous candy shop, Dolles Candyland, started as a dream nearly one hundred years ago. When Thomas Pachides and Rudolph Dolle purchased an old YMCA building on the boardwalk 93 years ago, they had no idea they were starting a business that would become the most beloved in the state.
For nearly a century, the Dolles Candyland sign has towered high over the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.
The story of the most famous Delaware candy shop begins in 1926 when two candy makers opened a shop in town. By the next year, they had purchased a building on the Boardwalk, and a legend was born.
Today, more than 90 years later, Dolles Candyland has joined with Ibach's By The Sea to create a candy brand that everyone will recognize.
A trip to visit Dolles is a staple of any Delaware summertime bucket list.
Their famous saltwater taffy is still made by hand every single day.
You can only get Dolles taffy from their candy shops - they don't ship it out. These are truly one of a kind.
The fudge is also hand-mixed and poured, and there's nothing quite like homemade fudge on a hot summer day.
Dolles stocks classic flavors like chocolate walnut and vanilla, but you can also get their signature flavors, Cleopatra and King Tut.
Handcrafted chocolates are another signature item here at Dolles.
Stock up on truffles, nonpareils, chocolate turtles, and almond bark to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The fresh chocolate-covered pretzels are the perfect treat.
These salty and sweet snacks are always a hit. Try them covered in miniature M&Ms!
Dolles is also known for making fresh candy-coated popcorn. Take home a whole bag!
They sell candy corn, Old Bay corn, chocolate drizzle, and more. It's the best on the boardwalk.
Stop by and treat yourself to a shopping spree at Dolles Candyland.
You'll be whisked away to your childhood as soon as you walk in the door!
Address: 1 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
Hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week in the summer. Hours vary seasonally –
check their website here for current information.