October 26, 2011

World’s Best Candy Store

Suddenly Cleveland is on everybody’s lips. Best new restaurant awards, museum expansions, and here’s a tip: many of House & Home’s design editors routinely take weekend trips there (it’s just a four hour drive from Toronto) to go “junking” or “antiquing”.

I recently visited Cleveland, and while I found myself thoroughly impressed by just about everything I saw and ate (and drank), the tip I’d like to pass along today is this: Cleveland has the world’s largest variety of candy under one roof. Picture shelf upon shelf, aisle upon aisle overflowing with hard-to-find nostalgia candy and favourite national and regional brands. Upwards of 5,000 different items in stock every day! So much candy!

The store, or rather, what began as a store in a strip mall but has since expanded into a warehouse, is called b.a. Sweetie Candy Company Inc. It’s open seven days a week, major credit cards are accepted, and they ship. In other words, here comes trouble!

I filled up two big bags with everything from Milk Duds to Warheads, Fizzies to Pop Rocks, Buckeyes to Sweet and Sour pops, and then some.

I was like a middle aged woman in a candy shop! 

For more great American finds, see Meg Crossley’s blog post on High Point.

Photo credits:
1-5. Amy Rosen