In the Beehive State, we know how to deliver the sugar fix you’re searching for. From homemade fudge to please any chocoholic, to the very best in foreign candies, Utah is home to some seriously delicious, handcrafted sweets. Here are the nine best candy stores in the state.
While American candy is some of the best out there, international sweets tend to dazzle American audiences. Luckily, the vast foreign (think European and Asian) and American candy selection at Pop ‘n’ Sweets isn’t too exotic, and is delectable enough to charm you for hours. Walls of interesting, gourmet soda pop are the perfect accompaniment to a bag full of sweet treats.
Blickenstaff’s may be a toy store, but what is the fun of playing with toys if there is no candy? With retro American candy, European candy, and candy bulk bins, Blickenstaff’s is sure to have the candy from your childhood that you’re looking for.
A Salt Lake City landmark, Hatch Family Chocolates is run by couple trained in the traditional American art of dipping chocolate and quality confection. This candy shop has been featured on television and enjoys boisterous popularity.
No longer the candy shop it once was, The Peppermint Place (otherwise known as Ken Craft Candy) is a fun stopover if you want to see candy-making in action. You can also buy the candy, though it certainly isn’t as tasty as it is cute.
The Chocolate Covered Wagon sells pretty much any kind of chocolate confection, but also addicting, individually wrapped salt-water taffies, gourmet popcorn, and caramel apples. Featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel, the shop also sells gift baskets if you’re looking to share some sugary goodness with a loved one. Without a doubt, this candy shop is one of Utah’s best.
Specializing in boxed chocolates, Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates & Ice Cream allows you to customize your own box of delectable chocolates. Famous for their English toffee, “Pecan Cavaliers,” caramels, and cherry cordials, the shop also sells ice cream.
Garden Gate Candy in Salt Lake City is an elusive, hidden treasure. Only open for the holidays, the shop’s confections quickly run out. Their most popular offering? The chocolate toffee, which sells for an impressive $18/lb.
Rebecca’s Chocolates is another classic Utah chocolate and sweets shop that attracts chocoholics from across Salt Lake Valley. These people know their chocolate and retain their reputation by way of their pure, mouth-watering chocolates that are made with passion and expertise.
With its origins in William Startup’s candy business is 1830s Manchester, England, the company was transferred to Utah by Startup’s son who had joined the Mormon Church. Since then, the company has been located in Provo and—to this day—creates signature Utah candies. Their most popular creation is the sucker, which comes in a variety of simple but delicious flavors.