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8 best candy stores in Calgary when you need your sugar fix

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Hanna McLean Oct 18, 2016 3:20 am 2,130

Calgary has an awesome selection of candy stores in every corner of the city. Here are eight candy stores in YYC where you can get your sugar fix.

Candylicious

With a massive selection of all your favourite sweets like taffy, lollipops, and jelly beans, Candylicious off MacLeod is an awesome place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Hit the bulk dispensers and fill your bag to the brim with candy in all different shapes, sizes, and colours.

Address: 4829 Macleod Trail SW
Phone: 403-777-1881

Freak Lunchbox 

Freak Lunchbox Calgary

Freak Lunchbox Calgary

Freak Lunchbox is a family owned business inspired by circus sideshows, roadside attractions, and whacky candy. Inside Freak you’ll find an impressive selection of bulk and individually wrapped favourites along with novelty candy. From intriguing to just plain strange – you’ll spot some sweet items you wont find anywhere else.

Address: 614A 17th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-228-4480
Instagram: @freak_lunchbox

Yummy Co Nostalgic Candy Shoppe

Yummy Co has all the classics like Chicken Bones, Wax Candy, Jawbreakers, Pixy Stixs, Thrills Gum, Soap Candy, Shoestring Licorice, Sponge Toffee, and Necco Wafers to name a few. Whether it’s for yourself or you’re grabbing a tongue-in-cheek gift, if you head here you’ll find what you’re after.

Address: 1235-26th Avenue SE
Phone: 403-279-9866

The Candy Kid

This Kensington shop has a great selection of old-time favourites like lollipops and candy kabobs. The Candy Kid also has a huge selection of saltwater taffy, handmade fudge, jawbreakers, cola balls, and licorice from Spain, the Netherlands, and Australia, in addition to tons of unique and bizarre candies.

Address: 225 10th Street NW
Phone: 403-270-7744

Sugarfina at Nordstrom

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Sugarfina is a chic boutique filled with delicious, gourmet sweets that are just as beautiful to look at as they are to taste. This candy haven has adult flavours like Champagne Bears, Pale Ale Pints, Maple Bourbon Balls, and Peach Bellini treats along with other innovative varieties.

Address: Nordstrom at Chinook Centre – 6455 MacLeod Trail SW
Phone: 855-784-2734
Instagram: @sugarfina

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Sweet Surprise

Sweet Surprise is definitely one of the most colourful stalls in the Eau Claire Market. Offering a variety of basic candy and a small selection of slightly fancier candies too, this stall is a great place to stop after you have a meal at Eau Claire or if you’re just wandering around downtown.

Address: Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW
Phone: 403-719-6662

Gummi Boutique

If you can’t make it to Gummi Boutique’s two Calgary locations, don’t worry – they have an online store and the option to have your candy delivered right to your doorstep. With a huge candy selection and items like world’s largest gummy worm and bear, it’s no wonder this shop is one of YYC’s favourites.

Address: 2 locations in Calgary
Instagram: @gummiboutique

The Sweet Factory

In the heart of Lower Mount Royal, The Sweet Factory is a fashion-inspired candy boutique. With a playful assortment of candies, popcorn, fudge, soft-serve ice-cream, ICEE’s, chocolates, and trendy candy accessories, the boutique has is great for gifts and fun products.

Address: 2000 Airport Road NE
Phone: 403-262-4201
Instagram: @sweetfactorycandy


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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