When it comes to candy, everyone has their favorites. From sweet, tangy and sour candy to chocolate treats, there are a myriad of options to choose from. We decided to take a closer look at the best spots around LA to get your candy fix.
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6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
From the moment you step foot in Sweet! located in Hollywood, you’ll be overcome with the size and selection. A candy store which boasts different boutiques and regions of candy, Sweet is a store of epic proportions (its 30,000 square feet!). Boasting over 300 types of chocolate bars, 860 different chocolate products, 200 types of gummy candies, 140 flavors of chewing gum, 250 types of lollipops, and more, that is just the start. Sweet also offers the “Wonka Inventing Room” where customers can try out every Wonka Candy creation that ever existed as well as many new ones. In addition, the “Chocolate Lab” is a place where kids and adults alike can build their very own chocolate bar, complete with a customized wrapper. The “Sticky” boutique takes candy making to a whole new level. Here, customers can see the candy as it’s being made right in front of you. See the entire process of folding, stretching and kneading and watch as they customize the candy with your name, logo or personalized message. Containing a total of 12 unique candy boutiques, customers also have the option of checking out everything from Tasting Machines where you can taste candy from all over the world, to Route 66 where you experience candy from past to present, to Lollywood (lollipop heaven) and Stay Puft, which is dedicated to all things marshmallow.
Dylan’s Candy Bar
6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
What originated in New York City is now a coast to coast candy phenomenon. Located at LA’s popular Grove outdoor shopping mall, Dylan’s Candy Bar is a kids dream. Dreamed up by the legendary fashion mogul Ralph Lauren’s daughter Dylan, the store is much more than your normal candy store. In fact, stepping foot into this candy land offers you more than 5,000 types of candy which is literally stacked to the rafters. Mix and match your favorites or choose from a selection of their pre-packaged candy options. Here you’ll find everything from Hello Kitty candy ranging from chocolate to gummy treats to Wizard of Oz, Candy Crush and everything in between. If you’re up to take a trip down memory lane, they also offer nostalgic candy in their “Dylan’s Candy Bar Time Capsule,” which comes complete with candy from yesteryear. The store also offers a wide selection of gifts that are perfect for any event or party. From stationary, to apparel to candy sets, Dylan’s Candy Bar can best be described as one of the mecca’s of candy.
Jack’s Wholesale Candy and Toy Company
777 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Easily one of Los Angelenos favorite candy shops, Jack’s Wholesale Candy and Toy Company sells everything from American and Mexican candies to chocolates, novelty candy and much more. The store, which is located in Downtown LA, offers shelves and shelves of overflowing candy ranging from gummy rings, licorice, and lollipops to chocolate chips, soft drinks and much more. More than just a regular candy store, Jack’s offers mostly bulk proportions at wholesale prices, making it great if you’re looking to buy candy for a birthday party, wedding, or event.
1067 Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
With locations in Westwood, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Glendale, Irvine, Laguna Beach, and elsewhere throughout Southern California and the rest of the U.S., Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop prides itself on being your one stop shop for all your soda pop and candy needs. With a huge selection of bottled soda and candies from all over the country, Rocket Fizz adds an element of nostalgia to its store by offering retro, rare and hard to find options. Shop everything from old school English Cadbury bars to other international finds.
Little Flower Candy Co.
1422 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
On the edge of the Pasadena city limits is one of LA’s smaller candy stores, Little Flower Candy Co. While it may be small, it packs a powerful candy punch though. Filled with handmade marshmallows and caramels, the selection here is not huge, but it’s one of LA’s best kept secrets. Grab a bite at their cafe and bakery and take some treats for the road.
8859 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Offering everything from kosher candy to novelty candy, and chocolate treats, Munchies sits right in the heart of the Pico neighborhood. Here, you’ll find wrapped candy, gummies, jelly beans, lollipops, mints, sour candy, gumballs, Jordan almonds, as well as any type of chocolate candy you can think of. In addition, they offer dried fruit, nuts and gift baskets!