Love sweets? 4 local candy shops to check out

Have a sweet tooth? So do we.

Luckily for all of us, there are a slew of candy shops in the Miami Valley to check out. Here are some favorites.

(Pro Tip: Candy makes a great stocking stuffer.)

La Puf

55 Chestnut St. (at The Greene), Beavercreek | 937-912-5295 | | Facebook

They’re known for their gourmet cotton candy, but they’ve got several sweet treats to try, including Sweet Tart Chews, rock candy, gummies, and an array of many classic candy favorites.

>> New candy store to open at The Greene

Another reason to visit: they have a fabulous hot chocolate bar in their store.


The Oakwood Candy Shoppe

2541 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | 937- | Facebook |

Kettering resident and owner Katherine Wright said the store will focus on old-fashioned candy that “people grew up on,” bringing back memories of childhood — allowing customers to share their favorites with their children. All of the candies will be pre-packaged, she said.

>> Old-fashioned candy shop to open in the heart of Oakwood

Grandpa Joe’s (2 locations)

42 S. Main St., Miamisburg | 937-247-5938 | Facebook

1212 Central Ave., Middletown | 513-783-4013 | Facebook

>> Miamisburg candy shop selling pickle soda

This vintage-style store offers bulk candy orders and gourmet chocolate candies. Customers can fill a box of goodies from their candy buffet for just $5.

>> Candy shop that sells pickle juice soda opens a second location

Luscious Cookie Dough Bites have arrived! Available in Chocolate Chip, M&M, or Peanut Butter, and only at Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop.

Posted by Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop - Miamisburg, OH on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The store also has other odd flavors of soda including everything from Coca-Cola to Flying Cauldron Butter Scotch Beer and specialty sodas that taste like ranch dressing and buffalo sauce.

Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop boasts over 250 different types of glass bottled sodas, and one of them is made just for us! ...

Posted by Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop - Miamisburg, OH on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Henry’s Candy Co.

243 High St., Hamilton | 513-889-2736 | Facebook 

This new store has scores of sugary treats, including more than 20 versions of gummy bears, plus a wide array of milk and dark chocolates, toffees, buckeyes, fruit slices, chewy candies, bubble gum, Swedish fish and some sugar-free options.

>> New downtown Hamilton store brings sweets to High Street

There’s also an ample selection of non-sugary snack mixes including a “Very Berry Antioxidant Mix” and a “Spicy Cajun Kicker Mix,” among others.

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