Are you ready for some sweetness? A place where toothache will be a badge of honour, and sugar will be the gold coins you spend to feel good? Hang on tight, traveller of words, because we are about to ride Calgary’s candy stores!

Pixie's Candy Parlour

Starting from the sweeter end of our delicious itinerary: Pixie’s Candy Parlour, which specialises in mouth-watering groceries and sugary delights, but even more than that, I believe, this old-school sweets boutique is about a feeling – and I am not even talking about the style. It's a colourful, liveable, feel-good world. Waiting for their soda fountain to be finished, which should happen soon, but something tells me that it will already be the most talked-about place in town... Pop in for some fizz!

11135 14th Street NE Ste 207 Calgary, AB T3K 0Z7 Canada

Gummi Boutique

Next we visit another wonderland: Gummi Boutique, a bazaar of rare and retro candies from around the world. This wasn’t your average old-timey Penny Candy Store, this was a candy wonderland!

205 10th Street NW Calgary, AB T2N 1V5 Canada

Yummy Co

Next up in our candy trail, we come across Yummy Co., a candy store bring you back during the good old days with their nostalgic imported candies. They include Decades Boxes (gift boxes consist of candies taken from different decades) – a real blast from the past.

1235 26 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 Canada

The Sweet Factory

Make sure to pack your bags, because we’re going to the airport! This drugstore in Concourse D of the Calgary International Airport sells bulk candies, British confections and ‘candy’ bags made of candy wrappers. Every sweet tooth’s dream.

2000 Airport Road NE Calgary, AB T2E 6W5 Canada

Sweet Surprise

So you thought our sugar binge was coming to a close – but no. We’ve finally arrived at Sweet Surprise, the low-key little candy shop that promises an endless amount of treats. Have at it!

200 Barclay Parade SW Calgary, AB T2P 4R5 Canada

Sweet Fusion

Finally, up the street at Sweet Fusion, with its welcoming proprietor and the most coherent contenders for best assortment of confections in town, you’re bound to get a sugar high. Meanwhile, don’t be surprised if you discover candies you never knew existed.

2-3919 Richmond Road SW Calgary, AB T3E 4P2 Canada

Bulk Barn

Across the way was Bulk Barn, your one-stop bulk candy store – generic and name-brand stuff at decent prices. Candy-shopping on a budget.

9250 McLeod Trail SE Calgary, AB T2J 0P5 Canada

Candy Heaven

And relaxing with friends in Candy Heaven is not quite what you’d imagine if you think it sounds paradisiacal. Although the guys don’t have much money to buy new cars and take helicopter trips to Vegas, their candy shop has an acceptable variety, as long as one doesn’t expect a cornucopia.

100 Anderson Road SE Calgary, AB T2J 3V1 Canada

Sugar Events

Lastly, we end our candy tour with Sugar Events, a retailer of a wide array of Mexican candies. If you love Latin American sweets, this is your candy Eden.

2399 Base Springs Pk Airdrie, AB T4B 3X8 Canada

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