6 Candy Shops That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Take a drive to these local shops for a sweet treat.

Photo from Anchor Toffee Facebook Page.

This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.

When you feel the urge to snack on a chocolate covered pretzel or want to opt for something made of straight sugar, give into your cravings and stop by one of these six sweet shops.

Sweenor’s Chocolates

This go-to shop is stocked with a saltwater taffy, yummy gift baskets, and of course chocolate. Pick up a quarantine survival kit, which can be customized with your favorites. We suggest malted milk balls, gummy bears and chocolate covered Oreos.

How to shop: Garden City location is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. The Wakefield location is open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

The details: 21 Charles St., Wakefield, 401-783-4433; 43 Hillside Rd., Cranston, 401-942-2720, sweenorschocolates.com 


Anchor Toffee

Anchor Toffee’s classic toffee comes in a variety of flavors including almond butter, coffee and coconut almond. The candy’s pre-wrapped bags also make easy, thoughtful gifts for any occasion.

How to shop: Anchor Toffee is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Thursday. On Fridays, the store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. In person shopping is available as well as online ordering.

The Details: 8 Bowens Wharf, Newport, 401-439-1517, anchortoffee.com


Sweet Lorraine’s Candy Shoppe

Step inside for some locally-made artisan chocolates. Sweet Lorraine’s features penny candy, sugar free candy, organic candy and so much more. Gift baskets are also available for purchase with local delivery options.

How to shop: The store is open for in person shopping from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Details: 211 Waseca Ave., Barrington, 401-694-1128, sweetlorrainescandy.com


Chocolate Delicacy

Browse a variety of chocolate confections. Additionally, the shop offers classics like taffy and other favorites like gummy bears.

How to shop: Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and available for in person shopping. Customers should wear masks and to maintain social distancing. There will also be a limit of four customers in the store at one time.

The Details: 28 Gilbane St., Warwick, 401-884-4949, chocolatedelicacy.com


Jennifer’s Chocolates

It will be hard to keep your mouth from watering when you walk inside Jennifer’s Chocolates. The candy comes in different shapes and sizes with various flavors like milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate with nuts.

How to shop: The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Customers can walk in or order ahead.

The Details: 160 Old Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield, 401-783-8423, jenschocolates.com


Sweet Melissa’s

Sweet Melissa’s is the candy kinda Heaven you’ve been looking for. With lollipops, fudge, pretzels, marshmallows and handmade chocolates, you won’t leave the store empty handed. The shop also provides candy for weddings, graduations, showers, birthdays and more.

How to shop: Sweet Melissa’s is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Details: 245 Phenix Ave., Cranston, 401-400-4575, sweetmelissasri.com


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