Boston’s Best Candy Shops

July 4, 2012 6:00 AM

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Located in neighborhoods throughout Boston, many of the candy stores in town also offer other selections. From toys and gifts to frozen yogurt, cupcakes and gourmet chocolates, each one is unique in its own way. But they all have one thing in common: A wide variety of gummy candy, jelly beans and many other sweet treats to choose from, with old favorites from childhood and new options that will shock any sweet tooth. Check out the best candy shops throughout the city for your next sugar high.

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Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe
57 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-0070

Located in the North End, Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe is loved by locals and visitors for its inventive cupcakes, cookies and chocolates. But beyond just the baked goods, Lulu’s also has a wide range of candy. Grab a bag and fill it up with gummy cola bottles, gummy bears and Airheads, or take one of the already-mixed bags chock full of retro goodies. And who could say no to a mouthful of Pop Rocks? This store also has wax lips, bubble gum, Nerds, Sugar Daddies and classic-packaged candies you won’t be able to resist, no matter what your age is.

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175 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-2696

In Beacon Hill you will find boYO, a hip little natural frozen yogurt spot. BoYO prides itself on serving healthier frozen yogurt that features protein, calcium and probiotics. Fancy up your cup or cone with sauces, fruit and dry toppings like candy and chocolate to enjoy with the frozen selections. If frozen yogurt isn’t your treat of choice, worry not. This shop also has a vast candy bar to make your own bag of treats. Options include sour watermelons, jelly beans, sour belts and hot tamales. Some of the candy bins even feature names of local athletes who enjoy that particular candy.

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Au Chocolat
35 High St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 737-1197

Financial District is home to Au Chocolat, the premiere purveyor of Neuhaus Chocolates in Boston from Belgium. Choose gourmet chocolates from its glass case or browse the store for desserts, snacks and candies to give as gifts or enjoy yourself. Chocolate dipped Twinkies, peanut butter cups, pretzels, nuts, gummy candies, chocolate pizzas and M&Ms are just a glimpse into the many offerings. One step through these doors and you’ll feel like you’ve won the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s factory.

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Felicity Sweets
579 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 262-0707

Located in the South End, Felicity Sweets is a gift shop featuring bags, artistic home goods, jewelry and more. However, this gem also offers over 65 different types of candies. Spanning the length of one of the store walls, the candy bar is quite impressive. From hot cocoa, chocolates and truffles to jelly beans, Felicity Sweets has a variety of options. It’s the perfect place to pick up sweet treats for any holiday or put on the event of the year with catering from the shop. On your visit, take advantage of the candy-by-the-pound pricing system to get a mix of your favorites.

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Sugar Heaven
669 Boylston St
Boston, MA02116
(617) 266-6464

The name pretty much says it all. After shopping around the Back Bay, get your candy fix at Sugar Heaven. This store will literally make you feel like a kid in a candy store, no matter what your age is. Over 15,000 types of candy and novelties are available to feast your eyes and unleash your palate on. There are also candies that you have likely never seen. Try a few of those less familiar. Aside from the quick distraction of the shop’s cool toys, sugar is the main attraction with selections like lollipops, gumballs, candy buttons, Fun Dip, Pixy Stix, M&Ms and cotton candy to name a few.

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on