Let me play out a scenario: You’ve just finished exploring the beautiful sights and sounds of Gatlinburg and you’re ready to relax with a yummy treat. When your sweet tooth calls, you can always listen in Gatlinburg. Shift your focus to one of the city’s many candy and sweets shops. These locations are especially loved by younger children. Stopping by the local candy stops is a nice tradition to start with the family. If tradition isn’t enough, maybe the fact that many of the stores in the area feature homemade treats ensuring that you get an authentic taste of Gatlinburg will be! Here are some places we recommend visiting:
Aunt Mahalia’s Candies – Established in 1939, this is the oldest candy store in the area. For over seventy years, this location has been providing handmade chocolates and fudge, various pecan-based candies, crunchy brittle, taffy and other assorted treats to its patrons. The kids will love watching the candy makers create these goodies in the kitchen through the glass window.
The Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen – This is another renowned and treasured candy store in the area. You can get fresh taffy, delicious caramel apples and more made right before your eyes! This will definitely be another sight to remember for you and your family.
The Fudgery – Is specialty fudge your poison? With about 30 locations around the United States, you’re sure to find the perfect kind here. They have plain fudge, rocky road fudge, peanut butter fudge, creamy vanilla fudge and the list goes on! You can also place orders online, so once you go home you can always order a fix and have it shipped to you to hold you over until your next vacation.
Now if you’re looking for something other than candy, Gatlinburg has a variety of other stores that offer specialty treats. The Karmelkorn Shoppe has a wide variety of gourmet popcorns like karmelkorn, cheesekorn, kettlekorn and more. The Funnel Cake Company has some of the best funnel cakes around. You can get traditional cakes as well as sugar glazed, cinnamon glazed, chocolate glazed and more!
Just remember this important principle to follow for a good vacation: it’s okay treat yourself every once in a while! Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth or that of one of your loved ones, let Gatlinburg’s fine candy shops be your one-stop shop to indulgence.