Top Candy Shops In Houston

March 3, 2015 7:00 AM

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Houston.

Who doesn’t love candy? Houston has some great places to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. These are some of the best places in and around town to find sweet treats for yourself or to give as gifts. Whether you like chocolate, jelly beans or other candies, these are the places you need to visit. It does not matter if you like the candy of your childhood or want an adult sweet treat, these Houston candy shops deliver what you need when a sugar craving strikes.
La King’s Confectionery
2323 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 762-6100
www.lakingsconfectionery.com

When visiting Galveston Island, make a point to stop by La King’s Confectionery. The legacy of this soda shoppe and candy store on the Strand began in the 1920s, when a member of the King family learned candy making. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the confectionery as it is known today began. Since its opening, La King’s Confectionary has sold all types of candies, handmade chocolates and real fountain drinks that you would have enjoyed from drugstores in the 1920s. La King’s is also the only place where you can find Galveston’s original ice cream brand, Purity, because this brand is manufactured in the same building on the Strand.

The Chocolate Bar
1835 West Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 520-8599
www.theoriginalchocolatebar.com

As the name implies, The Chocolate Bar is the place to go when you have a chocolate craving that needs fixing. Everything that you can imagine containing chocolate is sold at The Chocolate Bar. This store sells hot chocolate, chocolate ice cream, cakes, fudge, chocolate-dipped fruits, popcorn, chocolate-covered cookies, dessert pizza and the store’s famous Texas Frito brittle. Stop by either the Alabama or the West University location to see how many ways chocolate can be used in desserts.

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Heights Candy Bar
833 Studewood St.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 858-5594
www.heightscandybar.com

The Heights Candy Bar is just like those shops you remember from your childhood with jars of candy lining the shelves. This little shop holds educators in a special place because all teachers get 10 percent off their purchases, and anyone buying a present for a teacher will also receive 10 percent off their order. Some candies you can find here include taffy of all flavors, truffles, old-fashioned candies, marshmallow fluff and much more.

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Cacao And Cardamom
5000 Westheimer Road Suite 602
Houston, TX 77056
(281) 501-3567
www.cacaoandcardamom.com

If you are looking for an upscale candy shop, Cacao and Cardamom will have what you seek. This high-end chocolate store sells artistic chocolate creations with unusual and delicious flavor combinations. Not only are the bon-bons tasty, but each piece is an individual work of art, reflecting the flavors inside. For those with adventurous palates, the store hosts tasting events throughout the year, giving you a chance to sample several flavors. Where chocolate and art meet is at the counter of Cacao and Cardamom.

Chocolat Du Monde
2428 Times Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 520-5600
www.chocolat-du-monde.com

Chocolat du Monde seeks to bring flavorful chocolate treats from all over the globe to Houston. If you have ever tried the Belgian-brand Leonidas, this store is the only place in Texas where you can order more. The atmosphere of this shop is as exquisite as the chocolate it sells. Chandeliers add to the feeling of an elegant European chocolate shop. During the winter, be sure to try the house-made hot chocolate, which has been the subject of several local news features for its richness.

Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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