Why is the phrase, “Like a kid in a candy shop”? Being an adult in a candy shop is pretty spectacular! The colors, the tastes, the bright bins of sugar-infused bits of deliciousness, candy shops are a joy at every age! Creating a candy shop worthy of note is not a small task, and it takes an inner Wonka of creativity and skill. Who decided which candy to put out front? Who picks the bin shapes? Who designs the counter space? How do you price the value of happiness in your mouth? The people that are behind these decisions, and the best candy shops in San Diego deserve a nod! Here is our list of Top 5 candy shops in the beautiful place we call home, San Diego!
1 Beach Sweets
Working hard to bring the feeling of a simpler, sweeter time to Oceanside, Beach Sweets is the quintessential candy shop that is not to be missed on any candy trip. In these parts, they are pretty famous for their handmade saltwater taffy, as you can only find in a seaside city. With everything from chocolates to truffles to old-fashioned peppermint to the incredible taffy, Beach Sweets is the top of many candy lists in San Diego!
It'Sugar is about joy and happiness by way of an amazing candy shop that is designed to bring the biggest smile to your face and the sweetest gum drop to your tongue. With a pure mission of fun and joy, It'Sugar is exactly what you want a candy shop to be! Housing things like The World's Largest Gummy Bear to nostalgic candy boxes with Pop Rocks in the 80's and Razzles in the 70's, this shop takes pride in knowing it's consumer and knowing the pleasures of sweetness! Definitely a spot you need to check out if you're looking for a sugar high.
3 Sweet Tooth Candy Shop
What would a list be if we didn't include a Gaslamp stop? The Sweet Tooth Candy Shop is located in the perfect location for passerby and candy fanatics out and about in The Gaslamp Quarter, and it's goodies are all the things your dentist wishes you avoided. Coming from a former location in La Jolla under the same ownership, this adorable little shop is a unique addition to the usual restaurant and bar lineup in The Gaslamp. This is a new addition to the area, and it's being welcomed with a open arms and excited tastebuds. With sweet treats at every corner and a warm, inviting feeling to the entire shop, The Sweet Tooth is a definite stop on our list!
4 The Elegant Truffle
Homemade caramel, chocolate dripping from everything, and the most delectable truffles? This shop is definitely a placeholder in the top five! The Elegant Truffle is a land where all things are whipped into scrumptious goodness and then dipped into chocolate and served to you. While this venue does sprinkle in the odd baked good too, we're keeping it here because the candy pieces offered are truly that good. Stop in if you're looking to blow your diet in one amazing afternoon.
1111 Scott Street
San Diego, CA 92106