Sweet Satisfaction in Gatlinburg

Candy shops along the Parkway

One of my favorite things to do in Gatlinburg is to check out the best places for candy and desserts. I have a major sweet tooth, and the shops along the Parkway in Gatlinburg allow me to satisfy that craving. They boast the small-town, good ole days charm of the Smoky Mountains and offer a variety of fantastic flavors.

After you enjoy a delicious homemade meal in the cabin or a great dinner downtown, take a walk, a drive, or a trolley ride to one (or all) of these favorite Gatlinburg candy stores and sweet shops. Pick some up as gifts, treat yourself, or let the kids pick out some candy and goodies to take back to the cabin. Just remember – it’s hot outside. Be sure to bring along a small cooler to store your chocolates or any candy that might melt if you’re not heading straight back to your cabin!

Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
744 Parkway | Gatlinburg

Serving up fresh-pulled taffy in 28 mouthwatering flavors, the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen is a Gatlinburg staple. Along with moonshine-flavored taffies, enjoy rich fudge and pecan logs. Fudge flavors include vanilla, vanilla pecan, peanut butter, chocolate, and more.They’ve been in business since 1952, and they still prepare their candies the old-fashioned way – in a copper kettle in front of a waiting crowd. Stop to watch them make the treats before heading inside to try them!

Aunt Mahalia’s Candies
611 Parkway | Gatlinburg

With a stunning assortment of sweet treats, Aunt Mahalia’s is a candy lover’s paradise. Get candy apples dipped in nuts, chocolate, or candy and homemade honey, syrup, jam, peanut brittle, stick candy, and more. They even have lots of sugar-free options and online ordering if you want more when you get home! Some other treats include:

  • Peppermint twists
  • Candy corn
  • Chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Gummy bears
  • Vanilla caramels
  • Mint wafers
  • Rock candy
  • Jelly beans
  • Old-fashioned licorice twists

Kilwin’s Chocolates
645 Parkway | Gatlinburg

“Sweet in every Sense since 1947,” Kilwin’s has a truly impressive chocolate collection. Candy apples are dipped and drizzled, strawberries are covered, and the original caramel recipe created by Don Kilwin is still used to make creamy caramel in copper kettles. Try crunchy brittle and chewy saltwater taffy or pick up a great gift basket for a special occasion. Want something small to take back to the cabin? Try their truffles, with flavors such as:

  • Raspberry
  • Peruvian chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Almond
  • Bleu cheese toffee
  • Champagne
  • Hazelnut
  • Malt
  • Irish cream
  • Peppermint
  • Sea salted bacon maple

Glades Homemade Candies
1402 East Parkway | Gatlinburg

Complete with black-and-white checkered floors, this old-fashioned candy shop will transport you back in time. Try an assortment of homemade fudge, taffy, and sugar-free candy, along with honey, hand-dipped chocolates, ice cream, and Coke!

Chocolate Monkey
702 Parkway #1 | Gatlinburg

Enjoy a fun atmosphere and tasty fudge flavors such as mint chocolate, peanut butter, rocky road, and maple nut. They also have delicious candy apples with sprinkles, pecans, caramel and white chocolate, Oreos, and more. They even make lots of great combinations!

After a day of sweet treats in town, head back to your cabin to relax (or play off some of those calories!). Our wide selection of cabins offers everything you could want – big screen TVs, private indoor pools, comfy sofas, game tables, fully equipped kitchens, king-size beds, amazing mountain views, and so much more! If you want the biggest bang for your buck, book a budget-friendly cabin. If you want to splurge, check out our luxury properties. We also have pet-friendly cabins so you can bring your four-legged friends! You can also head to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to hike and bike the trails (more than 800 miles), which are both great ways to work off the sweets.

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