It’s candy month! Finally, a good excuse to binge on sweets for awhile (don’t worry, ice cream month is right around the corner). Celebrate with one of Atlanta’s best sweet shops. Here are our recommendations:
At Atlantic Station
Kilwins is a classic American sweet shop, well known for its hand crafted, decadent sweets and warm family setting. Kilwins is famous for its caramel apples, which are coated with creative blends of tasty toppings. You’ll want to try them all based on looks alone- especially the dark chocolate & peppermint, Reese’s peanut butter cup, chocolate and pecan, Oreo mint chocolate, and even popcorn-coated. The store also offers ice cream in large, candy-coated cones. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a unique flavor- maybe banana fudge pie, New Orleans praline pecan, or cinnamon crumb cake. Around the holidays (including the playoffs), they offer all sorts of themed chocolates, cakes, and apples to celebrate.
At Krog Street Market
Xocolatl, or “chocolate” to the Aztecs, is a bean-to-bar micro factory and chocolate shop. The owners, Matt Weyandt and Elaine Read, make specialty dark and milk chocolate bars (both vegan) from raw cocoa and organic cane sugar right in the store. You can watch the production process through glass, while you sample the meticulously crafted chocolate and learn more about it at the tasting bar.
All the cocoa is single-sourced from small farms in countries like Ecuador, Madagascar, Peru, and Trinidad. Since the beans from each region have a distinct flavor, the bars are labeled by origin. You can also try flavors like soul rebel (coconut milk & jerk spices), kissed mermaids (coconut milk, vanilla-infused sea salt and cacao nibs), and vanilla cinnamon spice drinking chocolate. Each batch is different, and specially made!
At Atlantic Station
Think you can eat a 2-foot gummy worm? Or finish a 12-inch tootsie pop? If you have a serious sweet tooth, then it’sugar can satisfy your larger than life desires. In addition to giant versions of classic favorites, it’sugar sells bulk candy, retro candy, and some special SNL merchandise. The shop is packed with sugar.
Greene’s Fine Foods is a store that will really satisfy your cravings- beer and chocolate alike. If you’re searching for fantastic flavors- in candy or alcohol- Greene’s delivers! Greene’s is famous for classic Georgia pecan assortments, but also offers hand-made fudge, cake pops, chocolate covered potato chips, and ice cream. The store is part candy and part beer and wine offerings.
If you’re more interested in the other side of the store, you can fill a growler with one of 15+ beers or carry out a handpicked six-pack with unique beers, like Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan. A beer or wine tasting would make a great addition to a candy stop. Greene’s even offers some playful items that crossover between the two sides- like beer flavored jellybeans and beer-soap.
At Phipps Plaza
This candy store has the classic towering wall of candies- kids and adults alike can head straight to the back and fill their own bag. While rock candies, special popcorns, and nuts line the shelves, you’ll also find decadent red velvet cake, bear claws, fudge, chocolate bark, and pralines in the glass cases. If you’re interested in making your own sweets, candy-apple cooking classes may be available in the store!