Texas October 06, 2018
The Sweetest Road Trip In Texas Takes You To 7 Old-School Chocolate Shops
Here in Texas, our eyes are almost never bigger than our stomachs – in fact, quite the opposite is usually true. That’s why driving 11.5 hours to sample all the best candy around is something we’d do in a heartbeat.
Take this road trip and realize just how sweet living in the Lone Star State can be. (As always, the Google Map with exact addresses and directions can be found
1. La King's Confectionary (Galveston)
Arguably the most famous candy shop in Texas, La King's is an obligatory stop for tourists after a long beach day. Watching workers spin salt water taffy while eating a scoop of hand-churned ice cream is one of life's simplest pleasures, and bringing home a bag full of gourmet chocolate and rock candy is obligatory. The confectionery is located at 2323 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550.
2. The Chocolate Bar (Houston)
From chocolate-covered Twinkies and peanut butter cups the size of your face to triple-layered cakes and homemade ice cream, there's something at The Chocolate Bar to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. It's a Houstonian favorite, and with good reason. You'll find the shop at 1835 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77005.
3. Big Top Candy Shop (Austin)
Stepping into this old-fashioned building from the hustle and bustle of Congress Ave is like entering a completely different world. Candy lines the walls from floor to ceiling, glass cases are filled with truffles and other homemade chocolates, and a soda fountain makes for an impressive centerpiece. There's so much to look at under the Big Top, you'll swear it's a circus! The address is 1706 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704.
4. Lone Star Candy Bar (Fredericksburg)
Over 40 different kinds of homemade fudge, 36 flavors of Jelly Belly's and saltwater taffy, and chocolate-dipped bacon, jalapenos, pickles, and Twinkies are sold here at Lone Star Candy Bar. You can also make your own Pixie Stix and taste the sweetness of Dublin Dr Pepper made with real cane sugar. Our mouths are watering already! The store is located at 254 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.
5. Hey Sugar Candy Store (Waco)
With aisle upon aisle of your favorite childhood treats, Hey Sugar is a time machine back to cherished childhood memories. The store also holds movie nights + organizes birthday parties for kids, so it's much more than simply a place to satisfy your sweet tooth! You'll find it at 808 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701.
6. Blooms Candy & Soda Pop Shop (Carrolton)
Blooms is almost like a grocery store for vintage candy. From PEZ dispensers to salt water taffy, old-fashioned sodas to Pixie Stix, there's something for everyone. The shop is located at 1106 W Main St, Carrollton, TX 75006.
7. Atomic Candy (Denton)
Before opening a candy store, the owner of this historic Downtown Denton gem was a Mercedes-Benz mechanic - talk about a career change! Nostalgia has a funny way of bringing our passions full-circle, and you too can take a trip back to childhood at 105 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201.
Would you take this road trip? Which stop is your sweet tooth begging to visit?
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