There's nothing that evokes memories of childhood quite like candy! Picking up your old favorite treat in the grocery store check out line is fine, but it's even more fun and nostalgic when you can peruse your old, lesser known, favorites in a quaint candy store, brimming with sugar and delicious treats! Yum!
There are several local candy stores in the Chicagoland area that offer this kind of experience, and there's no better time to check them out than at the holidays! You can bring the kids, or visit alone--either way you'll have fun and leave with a sweet little something to enjoy later!
The Little Popcorn Store: Tucked into an alley in downtown Wheaton, you'll find the walls of the store lined with all kinds of penny candy, from gummy worms to chocolate coins! They pop their popcorn fresh on location too! Stay single file, though! It's a tight squeeze, but worth it for the sugar and popcorn!
Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop: Visit this location in St. Charles to choose from thousands of bottled sodas from all around the country in unique flavors you've probably never tried. From more traditional flavors like strawberries and cream to the outrageous like buffalo wing!
Around the Corner Candy Store: This location, in West Dundee, is chock full of delicous candies of all kinds! You'll find old fashioned treats you enjoyed as a kid, and you can also enjoy the creations they make themselves--homemade peanut butter cups anyone?
Sweet Spot: Specializing in the candy you ate as a kid, as well as ice cream favorites, like shakes and malts, Sweet Spot candy shop in Barrington will leave you feeling nostalgic while satisfying your sweet tooth!
Riverside Chocolate Factory: Located in McHenry in a uniquely shaped building, the Riverside Chocolate Factory offers sweet treats of all kinds to its visitors! From homemade fudge and ice cream, to lolipops as big as your face! Enjoy your sugary treats on the cute back patio!