When you have a craving for candy during your Smoky Mountain vacation, you can always find a sweet treat just steps away from the Black Bear Inn & Suites! In fact, Gatlinburg is home to several fantastic candy shops where you can find a variety of homemade treats and speciality candies! Here are 4 tempting candy stores in Gatlinburg that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth:
1. Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
While strolling along the streets of downtown Gatlinburg, you can’t miss the sweet aroma drifting from the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen! This wonderful candy store has been making their own homemade taffy since 1950 using the exact same recipe, so find out for yourself why it has been popular for so many years! You can choose from 33 taffy flavors, including banana, key lime, lemon, peanut butter, peppermint, watermelon and even moonshine! The Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen also features the best tasting peanut brittle in town, as well as chocolates and lots of other delicious treats!
2. Glades Homemade Candies
Another one of the best candy stores in Gatlinburg is Glades Homemade Candies, where you find just about every type of candy item imaginable! A high percentage of the business at this local candy shop comes from repeat customers and referrals, so don’t be surprised if you visit a couple of times during your vacation to the Smokies! Some of the items carried at Glades Homemade Candies include fudge, chocolate, taffy, candied apples, turtles, peanut brittle, stick candy and sourwood honey. If you are looking for a specific kind of candy, just ask one of the friendly employees who would be delighted to help out!
3. Fudge Shoppe
If you are a fan of freshly made fudge, you will find two locations of the Fudge Shoppe in Gatlinburg to tempt your taste buds! One shop is located on the Parkway in the Reagan Terrace Mall, while the other store is situated on the Parkway just next to the entrance to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium. The fudge practically just melts in your mouth because it is made daily from scratch with the finest, fresh ingredients available! Some of the award winning flavors that you will see in the shop include peanut butter pie, maple walnut, cookies & cream, chocolate, classic vanilla and rocky road.
4. Aunt Mahalia’s Homemade Candies
Experience some of the best homemade candies on earth at Aunt Mahalia’s Homemade Candies! This traditional candy shop opened for business all the way back in 1939 and has been an iconic Gatlinburg landmark ever since! The tasty candies are made the old fashioned way in a glass enclosed kitchen so that you can actually see the treats being created! Some of the most popular items at Aunt Mahalia’s Homemade Candies include the heavenly fudge, peanut brittle, creamy pralines, caramel pecan nests and pecan logs! The location on the Parkway in the Mountain Mall is open all year long for your shopping convenience.
Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to plan a sweet vacation near these tempting candy stores in Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you soon at the Black Bear Inn & Suites!