Halloween is fast approaching and while for some this means spooky decorations, crazy costumes, and bobbing for apples, for dedicated sweet tooths it means one thing: delicious sugary sweet candy! Sure, you can pick up a box of fun-sized candy bars or rocket rolls at your local supermarket, but for something really special, why not visit one of Calgary’s many specialty candy stores? Here’s a list of our favourite stores to stop by for some goodies for the special trick or treaters in your life or to stock up on some candy for yourself so that you can stave off the urge to steal from your kids’ treat bags.
Address: 614A 17th Ave SW, Calgary AB
This cool and kooky Maritime candy store chain opened its first Western Canadian location on 17th Avenue this past spring. They specialize in hip, retro, and funny confectionary items and novelty toys that will delight (and sometimes shock) kids and make grown-ups feel nostalgic for their candy-eating days of yore. The displays are so crazy and jam-packed with hard-to-find items that you’re not even allowed to take photos inside the store!
Address: 3919 Richmond Rd SW and 205 10th St NW, Calgary AB
Phone: 403-457-4864 (Richmond Rd), 587-353-0031 (Kensington)
This is another one that’s as much about the cool pop culture nostalgia as the actual candy. With a store in Glamorgan and a brand-new shop in Kensington, Gummi Boutique offers up shelves full of unique and wacky candy items and memorabilia. Get in the festive mood with their Pumpkin Pop Rocks!
The Candy Kid
Address: 225 10th Street NW, Calgary AB
This Kensington store has barrels full of fun bulk candy from around the world. Don’t miss out on classic favourites like jawbreakers, chicken bones, wax lips, and a mind-boggling selection of lollipops.
Address: 4829 Macleod Trl SW, Calgary AB
This local favourite is currently closed for renovations, but promises to be open soon for your post-Halloween fix.
Address: Bay C 2828 54 Ave SE, or 1316 9th Ave SE, #265, or 315 – 8th Avenue S.W. (Bankers Hall), Calgary AB
Phone: 403-266-6028 (factory location); 403-275-5195 (Inglewood location); 403-269-1010 (Bankers Hall location)
A Calgary institution, Oliver’s offers a classy take on candy, serving up premium chocolate and top-notch hard candies. Old-fashioned without being kitschy, this is candy for those with classic but discerning taste.
Address: 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary AB
Nestled in Eau Claire Market, this store is a paradise for those who want to fill bags with bulk candy. Stock up on standards like jelly beans, sours, gummies, and cola bottles.
Address: 2131 Main Street, Nanton AB
This one isn’t technically in Calgary, but if the weather is decent, it’s worth the drive out of town. This huge candy store is packed with all of your favourites and there’s even a little antique store tucked in the back if you want to take something non-edible home with you.
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