Yelp Indy’s 5 favorite candy stores in Indiana

With Halloween right around the corner, we already know the opportunity to stock up on sweets is imminent. But if your sweet tooth just can’t wait, our dynamic friends at Yelp Indy have rounded up 5 of their favorite candy stores in Indiana to hit well, now. Take it away Yelp! 

Who says trick-or-treating is just for the littles? Treat yo’ self with a sweet trip down memory lane. Yelp has picked out five local candy stores in Indiana where you can snag delightful treats for kids or kids at heart!


1.Albanese Candy Outlet Store, Merrillville
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Photo from Albanese Candy Outlet Store website

To begin the trick-or-treating journey, travel northwest to Merriville to try gummies and candies that have been crafted to perfection for more than 30 years. Yelper Asim A. shares, “They have the BEST gummy bears! They are soft, chewy and full of flavor.” With Halloween quickly approaching, things just got a little spooky with their gummy worms. These creepy crawlers are the perfect addition to any Halloween treat-or-trick. Bookmark this business!


2. Wakarusa Dime Store, Granger
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Photo from Wakarusa Dime Store website

If you find yourself up north, head a bit east to Wakarusa Dime Store, Granger’s favorite sugar-filled mansion. Yelper Benjamin J. raves, “What a wonderful store! Any candy you could dream up they have.” From their unique Jumbo Jelly Beans to their nostalgic candies that take you back to your youth, you won’t be disappointed. Bookmark this business!


3. Newfangled Confections, Indianapolis 
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Photo by Yelper Allison F.

“Two words describing Newfangled Confections candy: Addictively delicious! I will be trying, buying, eating, repeating these tasty confections,” writes Yelper Brooke K. Head on over to the Lockerbie Square neighborhood and sample the Frittle with its peanut buttery goodness. Gluten allergies? No problem! All candies are gluten free, so these make for great tasty Halloween treats for any family or friends with special dietary needs. Bookmark this business!

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4. Rocket Fizz, Indianapolis
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Photo by Yelper Ben B.

No trip to Monument Circle in downtown Indy is complete without a stop at Rocket Fizz. Yelper Jessie C. offers “They had so much candy from my childhood! It was fun to relive that time and to share with my son what candies I enjoyed as a child.We got a big kick out of their bottled soda offerings, so many creative and unusual flavorings.” To see is to truly experience this downtown staple. Bookmark this business!


5. Candy Dish, Nashville
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Photo from Brown County website

Located on main street in Nashville, IN, you can try more than 50 flavors of salt water taffy at Brown County’s Candy Dish store. Crafted from old family recipes since 1977, these candies are made from the finest ingredients. Yelper Stu B. suggests trying the orange cream or raspberry taffy! Bookmark this business!


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