Walking into a candy store can make anyone feel like a kid again. This magical feeling is why we included candy stores as one of our data points in our 2018 Best Places to Raise a Family list (because really, who wants to grow up in a town without a great spot for sweets?!).
Whether you’re one for chocolate, have a sweet tooth for gummies, or want to hunt down your favorite candy from the past, we’ve rounded up some of the oldest, sweetest, most iconic candy stores in America. These shops not only offer up delectable treats, but also have impressive histories and unique interiors that can only be described as eye candy.
Trust us — reading this list will make you feel like a kid in, well, a candy store.