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A SWEET Guide to Vancouver’s Best Candy Stores

A SWEET Guide to Vancouver's Best Candy Stores

Who says you’re ever too old for candy? We all get those cravings now and then, right? Well, lucky for you, Vancouver’s packed with candy stores just waiting in different corners, ready to destroy your dental hea—er, I mean, give you amazingly sweet snacks.

No need to hunt them down yourself, though; we’ve happily done the digging for you, against our dentists’ advice. So kick back, pick your poison, and get ready for a sugar rush!

The Candy Room

Website: http://www.candyroom.ca/ 

Address: 1218 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3Y4, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-687-1284

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday, Sunday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Did you know the biggest candy store in all of British Columbia is right here in Vancouver? Yes, on lively Robson Street downtown, you’ll find the Candy Room, a spot that’s been a go-to for sweet lovers since 2016.

When we say they’re big, we mean it – they offer more than 400 bulk candy items to choose from, some of which are even imported from England, Japan, and Mexico. 

Whether you’re craving chocolate, gummies, jelly beans, saltwater taffy, or even rare treats and exotic drinks, they got you covered! 

And for all you chocoholics seeking some delightful surprises, be sure to check out their Chocolate Fun Mix. This includes various types of chocolate bars, chocolate bites, chocolate malt balls, and more chocolate treats.

Plus good news – The Candy Room delivers via apps so you have that convenience option. But come on, where’s the fun if you don’t stroll through and pick out your own delicious treats?

Yum Sweet Shop

Website: http://yumsweetshop.com/ 

Address: 4150 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P7, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-620-7701

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

When you walk into Yum Sweet Shop in Vancouver’s Riley Park neighborhood, you’ll be surrounded by shelves packed with over 100 types of gummies, sours, chocolates, caramels, licorice, and more. And that’s not all – they also serve up soft-serve ice cream, milkshakes, and homemade cookies!

If you’re not sure where to start, why not go for the fan favorites? The shop is packed with Cola Bottles, Eggcellent Fried Egg Gummies, I Put The Sour Squarely On You Gummies, and Fizzy Not Frizzy Cream Soda Sour Bottles. 

But if you’re specifically looking for unique and nostalgic snacks, head straight to the middle section of the shop. You’ll find goodies like Hawaiian Punch Cotton Candy, those Harry Potter jelly beans, Birthday Cake Cookie Dough Bites, and more (of course, there’s always more!).

Dank Mart

Website: http://www.dankmart.ca/

Address: 805 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1W2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-559-1060

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

This candy store only opened its store in Vancouver in 2020, but it has quickly become a premier destination for limited-edition, hard-to-find, and never-before-seen candy (plus snacks and beverages too). 

That’s Dank Mart for you! And if that’s not reason enough to check them out, they also carry some nostalgic brands. Remember Nerds? Pop Rocks? Yes, they’re on the shelves.

Trust us when we say, get to the store bright and early because you’ll end up spending ages browsing and struggling to decide what to take home. 

Pay a visit, and you’ll spot a limited box of Captain Crunch, oozing War Heads, yogurt-flavored Mentos, or paprika Cheetos. Our advice? Grab them all! And if you have a real sweet tooth, you won’t regret it!

Sugarfina

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Website: https://www.sugarfina.com/luxury-candy-store/bc/burnaby/ 

Address: 4800 Kingsway # 215, Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-229-5592

Operating hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

On the hunt for the best candies and fancy treats? Sugarfina is the spot! 

This super popular luxury candy joint sits right inside Metrotown and is worth a trip to the mall just for it. Forget those cheap candies you used to grab for a nickel at the gas station (that’s just a joke really, they’re amazing) – Sugarfina has something way more “grown-up”. 

Take, for instance, their all-time favorites: Champagne Bears and Rosé All Day Bears. These aren’t your ordinary gummies: they’re made with fancy Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne and Provence rose wine. Can’t afford the wine? Grab the candy!

And while we’re on the topic of sweets, don’t miss out on their Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel. It’s the perfect mix of sweet, salty, and indulgent, with rich caramels dipped in delicious dark chocolate.

Candyland

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Website: https://candylanddelivery.com/

Address: 4151 Hazelbridge Wy, Richmond, BC V6X 4J7, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-278-1160

Operating hours: Sunday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

If you’re suddenly craving Asian snacks and candies, Candyland in Aberdeen Center has just what you need – as long as you’re up for a short drive outside of Vancouver (though they do deliver within the city!). 

Living up to its name, Candyland boasts a whopping 1,500+ items ranging from Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong sweet treats. With such a wide selection, exploring their offerings might take you a good hour, so be ready to browse around!

While it can be hard to pick out specific items with so much to choose from, they do have some must-try signature products, like KitKat Green Tea, Chocolate Wafer Fish, Lychee Gummies, and Baby Crabs Snack.

Since these goodies are all imported from the other side of the world, prices tend to be a bit higher, though they do sometimes offer lower prices than other places. But here’s a tip: if you end up buying enough to snag a VIP card, you’ll get an extra 10% off.

Snackland

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Website: https://www.instagram.com/snackland_main14th/ 

Address: 3011 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G6, Canada

Contact details: +1 778-379-9667

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This spot totally lives up to its name because it has all kinds of chocolate bars, soda, snacks, and candies that you won’t find at your usual convenience store. 

Not sure where to begin? Start with their shelf of M&M Salted Caramel. It’s loaded with soft caramel filling and surrounded by a thick layer of M&M’s milk chocolate, all wrapped in that colorful sugar shell you love.

But that’s not all Snackland has to offer. They’re also your go-to spot for all kinds of goodies, including rare finds like Haribo gummies. 

Particularly, don’t miss out on the Haribo Saure Pommes, which stand out from Haribo’s sour offerings thanks to their slightly softer texture and intense flavors. 

And if you’re feeling adventurous, give their Lychee Gummies a try; they offer a sweet yet delightful, fruity taste that’s sure to please.

Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

Website: https://www.charlieschocolatefactory.com/ 

Address: 3746 Canada Wy, Burnaby, BC V5G 1G4, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-437-8221

Operating hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

With over 50 years under its belt, Charlie’s Chocolate Factory is a beloved spot for all the chocoholics in town. This enchanting place offers a wide array of sweet treats, ranging from classic chocolates to hard candies.

Want to channel your inner Willy Wonka? They even let you make your own sweet treats right here. Charlies Chocolate Factory provides trays, molds, bags, and ingredients for your DIY creations. Pretty cool, right?

Be sure to try their popular Fruit Basket – a delightful mix of dried fruits covered in chocolate, offering a fresh, sour, sweet, and creamy experience all at once. 

But why stop there? Keep the flavor adventure going with some Pretzel Delights, a perfect blend of salty and sweet that everyone simply loves.

Now, at Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, you’ll still find all the classic candies you love, like gummies, lollipops, candy pebbles, saltwater taffy, and an assortment of sour treats. So even if you’re not a die-hard chocolate lover, this store is definitely worth checking out.

Lucky’s Exotic Bodega

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Website: http://www.bodega.ca/ 

Address: 2641 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z5, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-255-8139

Operating hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM 

Lucky’s Exotic Bodega, or, as locals lovingly call it, the ultimate sugar heaven in Vancouver, offers a variety of unique and limited-edition treats from around the world. 

Feast your eyes (and your tummy) on their wall of gummies and different Haribo flavors that you never knew existed. And if you’re a chocolate lover, you’re in luck – they have a bunch of choices for you, with KitKat bars usually taking the spotlight.

Once you venture further into the store, you’ll find a lower section filled with even more goodies, including both new and old-school candies.

Too many items to choose from, right? But if you’re having trouble deciding what to buy, don’t hesitate to grab their Starter-Pack Mystery Box. It’s filled with secret sweets, snacks, and drinks, so you can quickly get a preview of what they have in store. 

Ricardo’s Kandy Korner

Website: https://ricardoskandykorner.com/ 

Address: 752 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1E4, Canada

Contact details: +1 236-429-4141

Operating hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Friday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM

For locals, Ricardo’s Kandy Korner is the province’s biggest candy store. And it definitely lives up to the hype with its massive selection of bulk and packaged candies from all over the world. 

This includes everything from classic favorites to hard-to-find treats that’ll satisfy any candy lover. From gummies and sour candies to PEZ and chocolate bars, they have all your cravings covered.

Not to mention the slushies and cereals they have, like Cookies & Creme Krispies and Peeps.

After you’re done shopping, why not snap some fun photos against their bright pink wall with the big Ricardo’s Kandy Korner sign as your backdrop? Strike a pose – it’s all part of the Ricardo experience according to the regulars!

Karameller Candy Shop

Website: https://karameller.com/  

Address: 1740 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H6, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-639-8325

Operating hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For a taste of fancy Swedish treats, head over to Karameller in Kitsilano. The candies here are top-notch, all imported from Scandinavia, and completely free of high-fructose corn syrup. 

Here, you’ll get to choose from a variety of chocolates, sweet and sour candies, specialty licorice, and vegan options. 

Your little ones will especially enjoy the chocolate-covered gummy bears (Minibjörnar Hallon), while we bet you’ll be drawn to the Äkta Krokant, a chocolate-covered crunchy toffee. 

Just be warned: once the kids catch wind of these, they’ll be begging you to buy them all!

But jokes aside, to indulge in these Swedish sweet treats, you can either swing by their shop or order through their website for delivery.