Best Surfeit of Sweets

Big Top Candy Shop

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, step right this way, and behold the most mouthwatering accumulation of sugary delights ever assembled under one roof. From the far corners of the globe, owner Brandon Hodge and his crack crew of confectionologists have gathered sweetmeats and neat treats to tickle your taste buds. You'll gasp at the astonishing array of candy bars, from the humble Hershey's milk chocolate to the elephantine Chunky to the inscrutable Chick-o-Stick. You'll drool over the monumental vintage soda fountain, from which dairy-case prestidigitators produce magically delicious cones, shakes, malteds, and the fabled egg cream of the (Not So) Far East. You'll marvel at the chocolate-covered potato chips. You'll recoil from the bulk bin of circus peanuts. See jelly beans and stick candies in more hues than Crayola has crayons; see jawbreakers bigger than a baby's head; see the fearsome Atomic Fireball, all surrounded by brightly colored banners and black-and-white photos that pay tribute to the three-ring spectaculars and sideshow oddities of yore. Like the big top itself, this Big Top leaves you wide-eyed with wonder and feeling like a giddy kid, no matter how old you are.

Big Top Candy Shop
1706 S. Congress, 512/462-2220
www.bigtopcandyshop.com/

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