Lick Your Lollipop: The Top 5 Candy Shops in Orange County

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Get your sugar rush on at any of these top 5 candy shops. Whether you’re about nostalgia or the latest and greatest, let your inner kid out and grab a handful of the sweet stuff. After all, is there anything the candy man can’t fix?

1 Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour

Sure they've got ice cream and a family restaurant, but if you stop by Farrell's for the nostalgia and some great old-time candy, then you're sure to find some vintage picks that you haven't seen in years. And like the ice cream shops and candy stores of yore, they'll greet you with a smile and the smiling kiddies underfoot can attest to Farrell's selection of nostalgia treats being the best around.

799 The Shops at Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA 92691


2 Marceline's Confectionary

Named for Walt Disney's hometown, there's nowhere else you can get this selection of sweets unless you're heading to the Magic Kingdom. There are dozens of candied apples, jellybeans by the pound, chocolate covered honeycombs and fruit and a create-your-own pixie stick station for budding confectionaries. Add the fact that you can see the treats being made and you've got a recipe for wonder and awe.

1580 S. Disneyland Dr. at the Downtown Disney District

Anaheim, CA 92802


3 Balboa Candy

With barrels of taffy, more candy than you can ever eat and a rainbow of M&Ms and jelly beans, it's a sweet tooth's wonderland at Balboa Candy. There's no better place to stock up on the sweet stuff, including an impressive array of saltwater taffy -- so next time you're on the island, give into temptation and step into this candy palace.

301 Marine Ave. on Balboa Island

Newport Beach, CA 92662


4 Fuzziwig's Candy Factory

Like a real-life Willy Wonka, you'll be in candy heaven when you step into Fuzziwig's. It's a real playground of sweets, confections and enough hard candy to get your dentist a new set of wheels. Whimsical, colorful and brimming with sugary treats, it's exactly what a candy store should be.

321 W. Katella Ave. at the Anaheim GardenWalk

Anaheim, CA 92802


5 The Candy Baron

Laguna's laid back environment and artsy attitude mean that the Candy Baron isn't as crowded as say, Marceline's, but that doesn't mean you won't get a sugar rush from their selection of sour candies, licorice, taffy and more. Stroll in from the beach, shake off your sandy feet and take care of that sweet tooth.

231 Forest Ave.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651


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