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Oct 10, 2010 11:49 PM

Where/What are the best old fashioned candy stores?

I love candy and I love visiting old fashioned candy stores. I was wondering what are some must see candy stores both in the US and abroad? Thanks

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  1. Assuming you mean candy stores that produce their own candy? Two excellent choices would be the River Sweets small chain in SE Carolina (Charleston, Savannah, Myrtle Beach) and Cora Lee Candies north of Chicago in Glenview. RS' specialty is pecan pralines and Cora Lee is toffee.

    1. What are "old fashioned" candy stores as opposed to modern ones?

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      1. re: bbqboy

        Old fashioned candy stores have apothecary jars filled w/ penny candies, homemade fudge and other chocolates, possibly an ice cream soda fountain, licorice ropes, sheets of candy buttons sold individually etc.. A modern candy store would be the Jelly Belly store or those by the pound places in the malls with the large plastic dispensers.

        1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

          The Fudge Shop in Flemington, NJ. Great fudge, hand dipped cholate covered fruit- super good. There is also The candy bar in Flemington, lots of nostalgic more, the Amish market has a candy stand-up homemade fudge, chocolates. It too is in Flemington.

      2. big top candy shop in austin texas .even has the soda fountain as well

        1. Crown Candy in St. Louis, Mo. They have a restaurant as well as candy. The most unique thing they have and is barely mentioned on the website is a huge collection collection of chocolate molds. Many are old. You will see choclate from these molds mostly around Christmas, Easter and Valentine's Day.

          1. For old fashioned candy, not necessarily the candy store experience, Doc Sweets in Clawson MI (north of Detroit) is great

            For a real oldstyle store, Caruso's Soda Fountain in Dowagiac, MI--southwest corner of the state--is the real deal.