While taking a cross-country road trip I stumbled across the most amazing candy store I have seen in my lifetime. Brightly lit and colorful yet strangely nostalgic, Candy Addict should not be missed. Every candy you remember from your childhood is painstakingly acquired by the owners and sold under one roof. You could spend hours in this sweet establishment browsing the aisles of bins for treasures.
Candy Addict Offerings
The rare candy bars such as Zagnut, Mars, and Clark I had thought were not made anymore. They are a steal at $1.29 each! They also offer the full line of Wonka candies including my daughters favorite Chocolate Waterfall for $3.99. For the same price you can score a giant jawbreaker that can keep you quite busy for months! I had to try the chocolate covered pop rocks and must say they were an amazing experience for $1.29. If you are less adventurous I would recommend the old fashioned candy sticks for twenty cents a pop. They even had my favorite flavor rum and butter! If you have fond memories of chasing the ice-cream man try the candy cigarettes and candy buttons.
Candy Addict Location
You can find this wondrous shop at 414 S. Mill Ave. in Tempe, Arizona. It is owned by a husband and wife team whose ultimate dream was to run a candy store that exceeded the expectations of anyone walking through the doors. It is in a prime shopping location for locals and tourists alike.
Candy Addict Décor
Walking into Candy Addict is a feast for your eyes. From the bubble gum tube to the candy board game along each of the walls there is much to see. The layout is organized and clean but yet still has the feel of a mom and pop store.The owners are thinking on expanding to include a old time soda fountain next door which will sell flavored sodas, shakes and malts.
Candy Addict Online
If you cannot make the trip to Arizona never fear! You can get your candy on at their online store. Candy Addict online is an easy to browse website that is every bit as organized as their storefront property. Being a Gothic mom I used their search button to look for ‘blood’ and came up with two pages of tasty treats perfect for Halloween trick or treaters! A five pound bag of Sour Gummy Vampire Bats would be a great addition to any Halloween party. You can also find special deals if you friend them on Facebook!
I challenge you to enter the Candy Addict and leave empty handed. In the end, I left with a bag of treats for the family and a few ‘extra’ sweeties from the generous owner. The owners strive to put a smile on your face. Mine stuck there all day.