We all have a bit of a craving for something sugary every now and then—may it be for chocolate, licorice, hard candies, gummy worms, or old-time favorites. Whether you have the occasional need for candy or you are downright obsessed, these North Carolina candy stores are a must-see!
Success since day one, the Candy Factory has been pleasing the taste buds of customers since 1978. The family-owned candy store has been named No. 1 candy store in North Carolina by the Food Network Magazine. Carrying with everyone in mind, the store has a little bit of everything from candies such as old favorites to chocolate and sugar-free options. Gift boxes and tins are also available for purchase. As if the Candy Factory did not sound enticing enough, homemade fudge is sold in store.
Making chocolate since 1986, the Chocolate Fetish of Asheville, North Carolina, is every chocolate lovers dream. Named “America’s Best” by Los Angeles Time, the award-winning company lives up to its awards with high-quality, homemade chocolates. Walking in, the amazing aroma of chocolate and the friendly staff will keep you around for a few. The candy shop offers several chocolates to choose from: truffles, caramels and even carries gluten free and vegan options.
Established in 2005, Opie’s Candy store is in the same area that served as the inspiration for the famous television show “The Andy Griffith Show.” The candy store oozes southern hospitality and stocks more than 400 fresh candy options. Whether you are in search of a candy to satisfy a craving or just looking for a friendly face, stop by Opie’s Candy Store for “sweet treats and warm hearts.”
Once Upon a Chocolate of Gibsonville, North Carolina, prides itself on providing customers with chocolate made with only the finest ingredients. Handmade to guarantee freshness, there are many chocolate options to choose from, including sugar free. Owner, Debbie Stephens, designs party favors, gift baskets and other custom orders such as special made chocolates and wrappers.