The Best Candy Stores in Toronto
The best candy stores in Toronto can cause regression back to my childhood days. But look at me now, mom, I can spend my money however I want! Ha. Yes, well, obnoxiousness may come out on a case-by-case basis but the youthful glee that comes with perusing aisles of colourful treats is sure to arrive every time.
The best candy stores in Toronto often have a good mix of local and imported candies as well as bulk items, novelties, and the odd nostalgic treat that looks so tempting that you throw caution to the wind and decide, "To hell with it, I'm wearing this Ring Pop out tonight!" Or is that just me?
Here are the best candy stores in Toronto.
Johnvince Foods has an incredible selection of everything, and its bulk candies and chocolates would surely incite euphoria in the confectionary fanatic. The North York store has bulk gummies, sugar-free candies, wrapped chocolates, mints, chocolate-covered nuts, raisins, and more, as well as huge packs of Nerds, Gobstoppers, Pez, and other familiar candies. A trip to Johnvince Foods is undoubtedly a test of willpower. More »
My elementary school lunches were often spent gleefully running through the aisles of Sugar Mountain, stocking up on bulk candies and the occasional giant jawbreaker (which, for some reason, evolved into a recess status symbol). Sugar Mountain now has three Toronto locations, each offering an impressive collection of Jelly Bellys, local and imported candies, and the best of novelty Pez dispensers. More »
I typically lead myself into Bulk Mine on the false pretenses that I'm there to pick up some spices or nuts, but usually leave with something to satiate my sweet tooth. Damn irresistible chewy candies. Bulk Mine, like many other shops on this list, also has a small collection of British candies, as well as retro sweets like candy buttons and Big League Chew. More »
Sweet Temptations is a great place to explore candies of your youth, which, unfortunately, comes with the realization that your youth is now over. A can of Garbage Can-dy can help ease the pain, however, along with other retro sweets such as Pink Elephant Popcorn, Pop Rocks, and Popeye Candy Sticks. Sweet Temptations also has German and U.K. imports, and racks of bulk selections. More »
The Nutty Chocolatier is, of course, best known for its chocolates. But the Beaches store is not limited just to handmade truffles, offering lots of hard candies and novelties, jars of specialty licorice, and a decent selection of no-sugar-added sweets. The store also boasts a number of imported treats, including British saltwater taffy, Tatyo Irish crisps, and Walkers Scottish shortbread. More »
Sweet Thrills is the epitome of a kid's dream candy store. It has board games right by the entrance, a wall of Jelly Bellys, a balloons and colourful candies just about everywhere you look. The Roncesvalles store also has a dedicated section for British imports, and will put together candy grams and balloon bunches for special occasions. More »
Uncle John's Candy Shack has just the right name for a neighbourhood sweet shop, and yes, there really is an uncle John. The store at Mount Pleasant and Davisville has a mix of familiar candies and British imports, as well as English groceries and baked goods. For when you're in the mood for meat pie and jellybeans. More »
Suckers on the Danforth is known to be a little pricier than other Toronto candy stores, but it has a great selection of bulk and packaged candy. Among the offerings is its own line "Crazy Cures," which are "pills" for all of life's ailments including "Middle Age Crazy" and "Super Bitch." Suckers also has a great collection of imported chocolate bars. More »
While its Yonge and College location is set to close its doors, the Tutti Fruitti in the Annex is still there to satisfy our collective sweet tooth. The shop is a kaleidoscope of colours with a mix of British sweets and chips, retro candies, Jelly Bellys, and more, as well as novelty items and atrocious mugs that--if nothing else--are sure to spark some conversations. More »