This well-known candy hot spot was opened in 1939 and has been a staple candy supplier to Gatlinburg visitors and locals for 75 years! The candies at Aunt Mahalia’s are still homemade each day. If you’ve had a taste of the delicious, homemade treats, you know how they add to an authentic Smoky Mountain experience! Today, there are two Aunt Mahalia’s locations, both open year-round on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.
Locals and visitors love stopping in at Aunt Mahalia’s for classic and kid-approved candies. Some of the local favorites include caramel apples, old-fashioned peanut butter sticks, gummy bears, Smoky Mountain taffy logs, blueberry syrup, pecan nests, old-fashioned stick candy, Heavenly Fudge, pecan logs, rock candy, and assorted jelly beans. These candies, made by hand for years, have only gotten more delicious as time has passed. For locals and tourists alike, this candy store is a landmark in Gatlinburg. Aunt Mahalia’s is the perfect place to get delicious, won’t-break-the-bank candy – all candy is $10-$16 or less, so there’s a treat for every budget.
Aunt Mahalia’s also offers homemade jams and jellies, perfect for taking back home to friends and family (or for yourself). If you’re in Gatlinburg around the holidays, pick up some beautifully packaged candies, honeys, syrups, and spreads. They’re the perfect gifts for those with a sweet tooth. The classic packaging is beautiful, but the candy is a visual treat all on its own! Enjoy colorful stick candy, vibrant fruit jellies, and caramel apples covered in nuts, candy, sprinkles, and more! And at $16 and under, they’re the perfect price point for gifts for family, friends, and even coworkers. Of course, you’ll probably want to stock up on candy and syrups for yourself – each time you enjoy the treats at home, you’ll be reminded of your wonderful time in the Smoky Mountains!
While it’s fun to stop into the shop, it’s also great to have the option of shopping online. If you have fallen in love with Aunt Mahalia’s candy but won’t be back in the Smokies soon, buy online and have the treats delivered to your door! The treats available online include everything from candy corn, chocolate covered pretzels, and vanilla caramels to soft stick candy, apple butter, and pecan puffs.
If you’re diabetic or just trying to cut back on the sugar, there is also a large variety of sugar free candy available. Instead of skipping the treats you love altogether, just choose from Aunt Mahalia’s sugar free options.
With a combination of specialty and classic candies, Aunt Mahalia’s has something for everyone. While you’re in the store, grab a drink to wash down all those sweets and say hello to the friendly staff!
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Aunt Mahalia’s Homemade Candies
611 Parkway (at the Mountain Mall) Gatlinburg, TN 37738
708 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738