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Get Your Candy Fix at These 7 Shops Across the Country to Celebrate “Wonka” Premiere

by Mary Melnick

Dec 13, 2023

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With the premiere of Wonka coming, it’s the perfect time for family travelers to experience some of the best candy shops across the country. While these shops may not be as cool and magical as the Wonka factory, they are sure to have visitors excited to experience some old and new flavors.


The Candy Factory | Columbia, Missouri

A staple in Columbia, Missouri, The Candy Factory has created unique treats for more than 40 years. Enjoy chocolate-covered cookies, truffles, toffees and just about anything else you can think of. This is a must-stop for families traveling through the Midwest.


Indulgence Chocolatiers | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Indulgence Chocolatiers, famously known around Milwaukee, handcrafts all its treats from fine chocolates worldwide mixed with local Wisconsin ingredients. Enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing at Walker’s Point or eat locally made Purple Door ice cream with chocolate pairings at East Tosa.


The Old Fashion Candy Store | Estes Park, Colorado

Offering more than 600 types of candy from all decades, The Old Fashion Candy Store is a must-visit shop for locals and visitors alike.


Old Market Candy Shop | Omaha, Nebraska

Located in the charming Old Market district, Old Market Candy shop has served sweet treats since 1977. The shop specializes in handmade chocolates, fudges, international candies, retro treats and sugar-free options.


Xchocol’Art | Hamilton County, Indiana

Bringing an Australian touch to the homemade chocolate scene, chocolatier Joann Hofer incorporates her life, travels and activities into her unique chocolate recipes.


Chutters Candy Store | Littleton, New Hampshire

New Hampshire is home to the third-best candy store in the country, Chutters Candy Store. Chutters already gained international recognition as Guinness World Record holder for the longest continuous candy counter.


B-B Bargains | Bardstown, Kentucky

B-B Bargains has everything families need to satisfy their sweet tooth. Enjoy made-to-order cotton candy, a full candy bar, snow cones, ice cream and arcade games.



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