Maine December 13, 2017
These 8 Candy Shops In Maine Will Make Your Sweet Tooth Explode
If you came to Maine for the lobster, you made the right decision. But, don’t let the buttery crustacean be your only reason for sticking around. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Maine will keep you busy for weeks! From chocolate shops to ice cream shops and everything in between, no visit to Maine is complete without a serving of some serious sugar. Read on for the best candy shops in Maine!
1. Old Port Candy Co., Portland
The Old Port Candy Co is family owned and operated and has been serving up sugary goodness since 2002. Stop by to create your own bundle of candy from among the many bulk and old-school choices. And, make sure to grab some homemade fudge as well. Everyone seems to rave about it! Visit them at: 422 Fore Street, Portland / (207) 772-0600
2. Len Libby, Scarborough
Head to Len Libby Chocolatier to see the 1,700 pound milk chocolate creation. Lenny the moose has been delighting visitors since 1997 with his hand-sculpted body and white chocolate lake. Visit him in the store at 419 US 1, Scarborough / (207) 883-4897
3. Black Dinah Chocolatiers, Westbrook
The trip to find this special spot used to be a little more complicated, but they've recently relocated from Isle Au Haut to Westbrook! Black Dinah is dedicated to using only the finest, organic and fair trade ingredients. They've got a tasting room in Blue Hill, so if you're in the area be sure to check them out! Visit them at:
4. Haven's Candies, Westbrook
Haven't candies is a Maine institution. Herbert Haven started his business in 1915 and today they still operate using the same handcrafted rules of confection. This is also one of the only places in Maine to get a good old-fashioned candy factory tour! Visit them at: 87 County Road, Westbrook / (800) 639-6309
5. Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Hallowell
Tiny Hallowell is home to one of the most unique candy stores in the state! "Scrummy" is British slang for "scrumptious" and "Afters" are desserts or sweets. Inside you'll find not only a candy store, but an entire experience. We won't reveal any other secrets, so visit them at: 136 Water Street in Hallowell / (207) 621-2900.
6. Specialty Sweets, Bangor
This family owned and operates shop has been around since the mid-1980s and their candy is still among the best in the state! The fudge and other handmade concoctions are local favorites, but you can also pick up the packaged candy you remember from growing up! Visit them at: 36 Springer Drive, Bangor / (207) 990-0778
7. The Goldenrod, York Beach
The Goldenrod in York Beach has been creating sugary concoctions for over 120 summers. The sheer authenticity of being around as an active business in Maine is something to rave about. But, the accolades don't end there. There are dozens of candy stores in Maine. Many are homegrown and truly local. All have shelves full of sugar. But, none of them rival the feel of stepping into a candy store that is also a soda fountain and a true restaurant. Visit them at: 2 Railroad Avenue, York Beach / (207) 363-2621.
8. Monica's Chocolates, Lubec
Monica's Chocolates is the grown up of candy shops on this list. With a chocolate room full of neatly organized tables and beautifully crafted chocolates in many shapes and sizes, this is a great place to stop when you need a special gift. Visit them at: 100 County Road, Lubec / (207) 733-4500
Once the sugar is coursing through your system, head to
Maine Dogsledding Adventures to burn off some of that extra energy!