The candy selection at Gummi Boutique’s two Calgary stores is massive — literally. The store is home to five-pound gummy bears and three-pound gummy worms. But there’s plenty of regular-sized candy and treats too, including Pop Rocks, jelly beans and hard-to-find packs of vanilla Coke. And if you really have a sweet tooth, you can sign up for a candy subscription through the store.
205 10 St. N.W., 587-353-0031 and 1321 9 Ave. S.E., 403-457-4864, gummiboutique.ca
For hard-to-find British treats, head to Jolly Goods Candy Stop in McKenzie Towne. This candy store imports almost all of its products from the United Kingdom, so all you have to do is choose between the hundreds of sweet treats like Mega Sours, Whirly Pops and real Cadbury chocolate. You can also pick up British chips, grocery items and sodas with fun flavours while you’re there.
24 High St. S.E., 403-225-4007, jollygoodscandy.com
Alberta’s only full Sugarfina store is located inside Nordstrom in CF Chinook Centre. There, you’ll find a selection of colourful candies that adults will love, like Champagne gummy bears, dark chocolate sea salt caramels and Cuba Libre gummies packaged in small cube-shaped containers. Sugarfina treats also make great gifts, as you can assemble a few candy cubes together to make a bento gift box. You can also find a Sugarfina display at its mini-store inside Joydrop at CF Market Mall.
CF Chinook Centre, Nordstrom, 6455 MacLeod Tr. S.W., sugarfina.com
Once you’ve made it through security at the YYC Calgary International Airport, head to Sweet Factory to get all the candies, chocolates and fresh popcorn you’ll need for your upcoming flight.
YYC Calgary International Airport, 2000 Airport Rd. N.E. 403-291-4481, sweetfactorycandy.ca
Re-discover some old candy favourites at Yummy Co., which specializes in nostalgic candies and chocolates like salt water taffy, Baby Ruths and Dubble Bubble gum. Order some candy online or visit Yummy Co.’s storefront at Crossroads Market.
Crossroad Market, 1235 26 Ave. S.E., 403-279-9866, yummyco.com