Candy stores in Edmonton for the kid in you

Like Ronald Reagan said once, “You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.” And I agree, your choice of candy goes a long way in determining whether we’ll get along or not. Once you walk into these shops, you won’t know what to do with yourself. You’ll feel like, well, a kid in a candy store.

Gummi J

1
101-10345 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z9

This cute candy shop, located on Whyte Avenue (conveniently only a few doors down from the Princess Theatre - movie candy!) sells a rainbow of sweets. They carry everything from imported pop you won't find elsewhere (Cherry Coke Zero - who knew that even existed?) to Tabasco Jelly Belly jelly beans. They even carry the elusive all-red flavours packs of Starbursts You'll also find a plethora of bulk candy, all just waiting for you to dig in. If you're a fan of British candies and chocolates, you'll be in heaven here.

Be A Bella

2
6510 112 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 0P2

Owned by a local artist, Be-a-Bella is more than just a candy store; it’s also a place to pick up unique, hand-painted glass soap dispensers and vases (created by the owner herself). The owner’s husband brought his memories of his family’s old-fashioned sweet shop in England to Edmonton by adding a huge selection of candies to the store.

B Sweet

3
1324-8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

This candy store, located inside West Edmonton Mall, sells tons of different kinds of M&Ms, Jelly Belly jellybeans and more. It’s tucked away just by the Ice Palace, so you likely won’t find it unless you go looking for it – but it’s worth finding!

Nut Shoppe

4
1078 Northgate Centre, Edmonton, AB T5E 5R8

Located inside the Northgate Mall, this shop sells hard ice cream, chocolates, candies and much more. Everything is nicely displayed in glass containers so you know what you’re getting and it’s just a fun place to shop for your goodies. Also, because there aren’t bulks of products on the shelves, you know everything is fresh.

British Import Shop

5
2001-8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

When your brother-in-law in British, all you hear constantly is how much better the chocolates and candies are when they’re from Britain. So I entertained this by going to this shop and sure enough, the treats are some of the best I’ve had. Sure, some may say chocolate is chocolate, but there is a notable difference. My favourite is the original toffee. Cavities, anyone?

Carol's Quality Sweets

6
12519 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

Situated in the Old Glenora neighbourhood, this family operated sweets shop is one of a kind. They offer authentic British treats, Dutch licorice and Haribo candy from Europe. But what’s truly special about Carol’s is that Carol (and her husband Grant) make their own chocolate sweets. Using only the best Belgium chocolate and real liqueurs, there’s nothing quite like it. My personal favourite is Grant’s original marshmallow and crunchy peanut brittle.

Candy Bouquet

7
12 Perron St, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E4

This place makes the cut because you can actually send your loved ones in need of a sugar-pick-me-up a bouquet of - you guessed it - candies. Forget flowers, forget fruit, this is where it’s at ladies and gents. So send that special someone a bouquet of popcorn or chocolate truffles.

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