New Jersey candy stores run the gamut between traditional shops and century-old chocolatiers. New Jersey candy stores have been recognized nationally for their excellence. Make sure to stop by the following 9 for your next special occasion, or when you’re feeling sweet.
The Black River Candy Shoppe was selected by Food Network Magazine as one of the top 50 candy stores in the United States, and No. 1 in New Jersey. Their inventory is humongous, and includes jelly belly products, candy bars, kids and novelty candy, licorice, new and hard-to-find candy, nostalgic, nut candies, and sugar free candies. In other words, if it’s sweet and delicious, Black River is sure to have it.
The Rauhauser’s Family has been in business for 46 years, making delicious homemade candies. Homemade selections include solid milk chocolate, solid dark chocolate, assorted chocolates, nougat, butter creams, caramels, jelly, sea salt caramels, peanut chews, peanut clusters, chocolate covered fudge, sponge, mint patties, and much, much more. Holiday confections are available for most major holidays, including candied apples on Halloween and Irish potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day.
For over 40 years, Jagielky’s homemade candy has made life in Ventnor and Margate even sweeter. Candy is sold by the pound. The menu includes items such as Ventnor Fluff, Coconut fluff, Krispy Fluff, Rocky Road, Pretzel Bark, Hap Farley Sponges, peanut Butter Sticks, Brazil Bark, Cashew Bark, Crispiest, and much more. Seasonal items include chocolate dipped fresh strawberries, chocolate covered New Jersey blueberries, and vanilla and chocolate fudge.
Aunt Charlotte’s Candies have sold handmade candies since 1920—almost a century. Specialty chocolates include Easter eggs and rabbit pops. Candy selections include meltaways, chocolates, chocolate nuts, bark, crunch, fruit and nuts, and soft centers. Purchase an assortment of candies in fun shapes, like drama masks, chocolate cameras, and chocolate calculators.
Candylicious is the candy shop of any kid’s dreams. They have an incredible assortment of candy that stretches from wall to wall, including old time favorites, chocolates, Birnn truffles, caramel apples, cake pops, cotton candy, brownie pops, apples, Swedish fish, chocolate chip cookie dough truffles, and seasonal items. That’s just the start. Check out their website for mouth-watering pictures.
Laurie’s Homemade Candy has been in business for 30 years. According to her website, Laurie “has made a name for herself with her seasonal Happy Apples and famous chocolate covered strawberries, among countless other original chocolate creations.” Seasonal creations, including Halloween Happy Apples, make Laurie’s a must-visit year after year.
Mrs. Hanna Krause Candy has made homemade candy since 1929, and now offers chocolates, candies, sugar free candy, specialty chocolates, gift baskets, holiday chocolates, and foil wrapped chocolates. All of the candy is made the old-fashioned way in copper kettles and cooked over open flames at their stores in Paramus and Toms River, New Jersey. Candy options include jelly beans, rock candy, fruit slices, Swedish fish, chocolate gummy bears, licorice bites, coffee flavored beans, and much more.
James Candy Company in Atlantic City, New Jersey offers free shipping on all orders placed online totaling $50.00 or more. Best sellers include James’ Original Salt Water Taffy, almond macaroons, hi-hat chocolate covered marshmallows, and old fashioned fudge. Their brands include Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy, Stewart’s Soda Chews, and Bayard’s Chocolates, all old-fashioned, all delightful.
Giambri’s Quality Sweets in Clementon, New Jersey, has been in business for more than 70 years, and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership. All candy is handmade in small batches to ensure quality. In addition to their normal confectionary, Giambri’s offers custom candy. They can do custom chocolate molds, chocolate covered pretzels, waffles, or graham boxes, candy canes, and more. Giambri’s is high-class awesome in a sweet, sweet package.