Whether you’re traveling with kids or you’re just a kid at heart, candy stores are always a fun way to spend a little bit of time with those you love. From gummy frogs and sharks to all kinds of chocolate items to hard candies and fudge, Florida has some cool candy stores to visit throughout the state.
Webb’s Candy Shop is a unique place to visit not only for the candy they sell but for the fudge and ice cream made out of goat’s milk. The chocolate is also made from goat’s milk, and they have some awesome tasting chocolate alligators for sale. If you get a chance to visit Webb’s, be sure to try the citrus candy they have available in a multitude of flavors. From when they started 75 years ago until now, Webb’s still makes their little citrus candies in antique copper kettles. Although it’s called a factory, there really is nowhere to see the candies being made, although there is a window to the back room where visitors can watch the workers package candy up to be sold and they can see some old machines that were once used to make those yummy confections. Walking up to the glass case, eyes may stray to the fudge, citrus candies, gourmet chocolate options, or maybe the peanut brittle that looks perfectly golden brown. There’s a little something here for everyone’s sweet tooth, even those who need sugar free items.
To the Moon Marketplace is another specialty candy store. They have over 13,000 different items in their store and it’s not just American treats. There are candy items from 50 different countries housed in this store, just waiting to be picked up and enjoyed. Some items you can expect to find include over 70 types of chocolate covered items, over 100 types of hard to find black licorice, hard to find soda pop: Sun Drop, Cheerwine, RC Cola, Moxie and so many more. They also have snacks like British Crisps, German Pretzels, and Dutch Wafers that are imported directly from the country they are made in. There are also some nostalgic candies that date back all the way to 1806 from when they were first invented. With unique items like this, it’s a hard place to skip out on.
Dylan’s Candy Bar is located in Miami Beach. Their candy selections include novelty items like jumbo marshmallow pops, edible unicorn poop (jelly beans), and candy buttons. They also have items like saltwater taffy, all kinds of gummy candy, and assorted fillable containers that you can fill with whatever you deem the best candy. You can also get items like potato chips, graham crackers, chocolate chip cookies, Oreos, and pretzels hand dipped in their Belgian chocolate recipe. They have homemade ice cream that’s made daily along with all of their candy selections.
Another fun candy store is Sweet Pete’s Candy in Jacksonville. Being the top rated candy store in the state of Florida, there are a lot of sugary confections here! From gummies and hard candy to chocolate and candy apples, sea salt caramels, fudge, saltwater taffy, and hand pulled lollypops, this place is a confectionary wonderland. The best part of Sweet Pete’s though is the classes that are available. You can sign up to create your own chocolate bar, learn how to make saltwater taffy, make your own chocolate pizza and even experience making your own hand pulled lollipop. Then you get to take your creations home to enjoy them. Each class is approximately an hour long and anyone under the age of 15 years needs to be accompanied by an adult.
Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop has five different locations throughout the state and it’s a must visit if you’re in the area! The shop has been opened since 1948 and continues to thrive as a family owned operation. They have the best saltwater taffy around and you can fill a box with all your favorite flavors. They have your normal banana, vanilla, and chocolate, but they also have Apple Pie a la mode, Buttered Popcorn, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Banana, Mimosa, and even Swiss Cake Roll. With all these flavors, it can be hard to choose the best options. Besides their mouthwatering taffy, they also sell brittle, fudge, gourmet popcorn, and a product called seafoam, which is a family recipe of a very light and airy caramel tasting treat.
So no matter where you are located in Florida, there’s a candy shop not too far away that specializes in special treats.