If you’ve got a sweet tooth in Orange County, you are in luck. From north to south, the OC boasts an amazing assortment of candy stores specializing in chocolates, hard-to-find candies, freshly made fudges, candied apples, taffies, and old fashioned lollipops. Explore your favorite candy stores in Orange County.
3100 E Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
A recent addition to PCH in Corona Del Mar, this whimsical candy store features a wide variety of sweet treats including homemade chocolates, mile long ropes of sour licorice, freshly churned ice cream, cupcakes, cookies, old-fashioned novelties, and brand new candy creations like chocolate covered potato chips. Watch the ice-cream freezer window where you can see the ice cream maker at work! Don’t miss the adorable edible candiliers hanging overhead also!
301-A Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662
With two stores in Newport Beach (Balboa Island and Balboa Village), Balboa Candy is the perfect nostalgic treat during a day wandering through the shops, boardwalk, and quaint stores that line the sunny coastline. This old fashioned candy store features a wide selection of candy, including numerous retro items like Razzles, Valomilk, Mallo Cups, Astro Pops, and Teaberry gum, as well as one of the largest selections of salt water taffy in the world.
1580 Disneyland Dr. #104
Anaheim, CA 92802
You don’t even need a ticket to Disneyland to visit Marceline’s Confectionary in Downtown Disney. Serving up all your favorite freshly made Disney treats (including the delicious and adorable Minnie Mouse candy apples), you can also watch as sweets and treats are made right before you. Watch them make their famous chocolate-dipped pretzels or toffee slabs or choose from their large selection of bulk candy, truffles, cookies, and flavored popcorn.
26941 Cabot Rd. Ste 106
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Owner Luisa studied the art of chocolate making under Monsieur Sender, a master patissier and chocolatier in Paris, France in addition to advanced specialty training in Nanterre, France. Her amazing creations, worthy of an anytime splurge, are available in Laguna Hills at her shop, Luisa Chocolatiere. The candies here are made with real chocolate utilizing only quality ingredients that are individually crafted (never made in bulk) for complete melt-in-your-mouth silky goodness in each bite.
Powell’s Sweet Shoppe
27000 Alicia Pkwy Ste. E
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Located in the idyllic coastal city of Laguna Niguel, the selection of candy at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe is incredible. Featuring everything from supermarket candies, bulk candy, sorbets and gelatos as well as a large assortment of candy gifts and novelty items, this shop has anything your heart desires. If the kids aren’t enamored enough at the candy, they can grab a seat in the back to watch as candy themed movies (often Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) play for your enjoyment.