Candy in Connecticut Last Updated: November 2023

Sweet treats are a Connecticut thing! Find local candy shops, chocolatiers, classes, and unique experiences in this exploration of the state’s indulgent options. 

Sweet Destinations

Who doesn’t want to be fully immersed in sweets and chocolate heaven? Mark these experiences on your calendar for a candy coma.

Sweeten each sip when you grab colorful craft creations at the Sugar Factory or The Place 2 Be. Expect candy coated bathtub beverages, smoking neon cocktail goblets, dessert martinis, and jaw dropping sundaes sprinkled with gummy bears, M&Ms, and more.

We’re hyped for the highly anticipated opening of Emrey’s Specialty Sweets in Hartford. Later this summer, check out the vintage mid-20th century-inspired atmosphere, chic soda bar and sophistication on par with high-end coffee shops.

And some spots just know how to incorporate candy into their treats. Check out these delicious destinations that add a little spice to the sugar game.

Events & Classes

Chocolate deserves a festival – and Connecticut has one. Dessert die-hards simply can’t miss Connecticut Chocolate Festival in September, with seminars, classes, tastings, and more.

Want to treat your own sweet tooth? Learn from the best with Connecticut’s chocolate-making classes. Bring your dream concoction to life…it’s like having a ‘major’ in chocolate! Some of our favorite classes and events are listed below.

Candy Shops

Colorful treats surround you at every step in local Connecticut candy shops. Anyone can feel like a kid in a candy store at these popular locations.

Specialty Chocolatiers

Examine masterful chocolatiers up close and personal. See the artistic craft behind each decadent batch. Here’s some places to start. And find even more on the Connecticut Chocolate Trail.

Candy Experiences

Modern Chocolate Tasting

November 9

Ramin Ganeshram, a trained chef, food historian and award-winning cookbook author, will talk about the history behind chocolate and provide some delicious samplings. 


Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates

 This working dairy farm specializing in artisanal chocolates, pasteurized whole cream-line milk and Bulgarian style yogurt — and while you're there, expect a really unique experience. You'll get to see the dairy cows and actually select your chocolates based on which cow's milk made them!


PEZ Visitor Center

In Connecticut, candy gets its own museum. At the PEZ Visitor Center, see the largest, most comprehensive collection of PEZ memorabilia on public display in the world, plus the PEZ motorcycle, the world's largest PEZ dispenser, and viewing windows into the production facility.