Which Minnesota Candy Shops are the Best?

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Minnesota is full of delicious candy stores. These stores are the little shops you passed by as a child and dreamt of your favorite treats. Pearson’s and Abdallah candies are memorable to locals being around since 1909. In the southern part of the state, many locals still talk about the family-run business, Costas, that’s been making chocolates since 1919.

Today you’ll find the largest candy shop in the state found in Jordan and the small shop in south Minneapolis called Sugar, Sugar Candy. When you’re looking for the best candy shops in Minnesota, here are the places to go.

Canelake’s Old Fashioned Hand Made Candies – 414 Chestnut Street, Virginia

The oldest candy shop in Minnesota is Canelake’s Old Fashioned Hand Made Candies. You can find it in the Fitger’s building in downtown Virginia. Choose from hand-dipped delights, chocolates, fudges, peanut brittle, roasted nut candies or “Hot Air” that is like a sponge candy. The store dates back to 1905.

Candyland – 435 Wabasha Street North, Saint Paul

The most popular candy store in the state is found in Saint Paul, Candyland. You’ll find massive chocolate-covered cashew turtles, crunchy molasses bars and Penuchi Fudge. Try rare treats like the Carmallow, a marshmallow treat dipped in caramel and chocolate. They use pure cane sugar, rich chocolate and wholesome natural flavors to make their treats. It was opened in 1932 on Wabasha Street but has expanded to two Minneapolis locations.

Northwoods Candy Emporium – 312 North Garden, Bloomington

The most eye appealing candy store in the state is Northwoods in Bloomington. Kids will make you stop if you pass this store because it’s so colorful and cozy looking. Flavorful candy is everywhere and you can try free samples of fudge. It’s located at the Mall of America but you can also find it in St. Cloud or Rochester.

Check out these top candy stores in the state and also check out Regina’s Fine Candies in St. Paul for the best toffee or Widman’s Candy Shop in Crookston for the best chocolate covered potato chips.

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