Big Top Candy Shop
- NWLarry Aug 10, 2010 07:41 AM
Has anyone been to Big Top Candy Shop on South Congress? I kind of assumed it was just a tourist-y spot, but apparently they carry Dude, Sweet Chocolate from Dallas-which is now my favorite chocolate in the WORLD.
It's definitely better than the usual bulk candy store you'd find in the mall. I have not tried any of their soda shop menu items, but I do like to go in and make my own mix of salt water taffy. The bulk prices seem reasonable to me.
I have been to Big Top Candy Shop several times because of they stock some rare, unusual candy brands. I've also had their egg creams.
I've been forced to look elsewhere for my rare, unusual candy, because the prices are a little high. I don't recall any price examples, though. I've only had a few egg creams in my life, so I don't know how authentic they are, but they taste damned good.
If you find yourself on South Congress, it is definitely worth stopping by. It's a fun joint and a nice change from the tchotchkes every place else sells.
I LOVE Big Top. I'm a native New Yorker and I think their egg creams are fantastic. They were also featured on the food network making a cucumber soda...haven't tried it yet, but it sounded delicious. I think it's a fun place to visit to try out new candy...and, of course, it's lots of fun to bring kids there. I also love the old-school auditorium seats they have to sit on...takes me back to my nyc public school days.