Chocolatier Anne Sellmer’s new shop in East Village’s Hillier Block is where she and her team whip up bonbons, bars and bark, including the beloved variety that sees milk or dark chocolate flecked with popping candy and dotted with sweet and sour gummies.
429 8 Ave. S.E., cochu.ca
Find everything from throwback candy brands (Lemonhead and Charleston Chew) to international imports, such as Cadbury Curly Wurly by way of the U.K., at this retro candy shop. It even has a 1950s soda fountain, so you can sip on a float while you browse.
207, 11135 14 St. N.E., 403-567-0109, pixiescandy.com
You won’t give Halloween mini-bars another look after feasting your eyes on The Chocolate Lab’s bonbons. From Starry Night, which is dark blue with gold and white specks and filled with dark chocolate ganache, to the swirl of pastel pinks that is Ruby Rhubarb, they’re almost too pretty to eat.
Two Calgary locations, chocolatelab.ca
Step back in time at the Claresholm General Store, where old-fashioned jars are filled with rock candy, candy sticks and more. Or pop into Harvey’s Confectionary, outside the park gates, to stock up on fudge and homemade chocolates.
1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca