The Best Sweet Shops in the World!
With the new covid rules from 17th May, and now that the world is slowly opening for business again, you might find yourself googling 'sweet shops near me' and 'days out with the kids'. And why not - it's the one event that kids and big kids universally enjoy.
While the dentist might not approve, there's nothing quite like an expedition to a chocolate factory or an American sweet shop to get the kids excited.
From traditional sweet shops to American candy bars and chocolate factory, we've rounded up five of the best in the UK and USA, to add to your sweet shop bucket list!
Ready for a lip-smacking adventure and want to be like a kid in a sweet shop? Let's go!
Dylan’s Candy Bar – New York, USA
Welcome to sweet shop heaven! This flagship store is three sweet levels of every candy you could dream of. Grab your kids bowl and load it up with gummy bears, lollipops, jelly beans, chocolate drops and even sour sizzlers. But there’s more including a candy-coated stairway and its very own ‘Candy Bar’ serving up delicious treats. Make a beeline to third avenue next time you’re in town and stock up for children’s gifts! Visit dylanscandybar.com
Cadbury World – Birmingham, UK
Uncover a dreamy world of chocolate treats in this fun-filled tour of the much-loved British chocolate factory. The original Bourneville village dates back to 1879 and makes an interesting visit. Look closely and the Cadbury characters will come out to say hello. There’s always something going on and a great place for a family day out, and a fun gift for toddlers and children of all ages. Visit cadburyworld.co.uk
The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World – Harrogate, UK
Forget English afternoon tea and take a culinary trip down memory lane with bygone sweets and retro classics that will make you feel like a kid again (unless you are of course a kid!) The shop has been trading since 1827 and has featured on TV and in the Guinness Book of Records. Keeping traditional recipes alive, they still use 19th century confectionary using copper pans, keeping it old school. Black jacks, pear drops and bon bons are just some of the favourites! Visit oldesweetshop.co.uk
Hershey’s Chocolate World – Pennsylvania, USA
Hershey’s - one of the biggest American chocolate brands has its very own chocolate theme park, of course! Here you can tour the sweet-smelling factory, indulge in some chocolate tasting and revel in the amazing candy machine. They also host themed events (Easter egg hunts), making the holidays a fun time to visit. For more visit hersheys.com
Hoxton Street, Monster Supplies – London, UK
And finally, we couldn’t miss off this extraordinary and historic sweet shop (established 1818) that serves up rather unusual treats. From ‘Brain Food’ (bon bons) to ‘petrified mice’ (sugar mice) to ‘Laughter tear’s (don’t ask) these edible treats are curious and genius, and sure to be a hit with fussy eaters – no table manners required! More at monstersupplies.org
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