January 28, 2019
If you find yourself craving sweets during your vacation to Gatlinburg, you will be delighted to know that there are several fantastic candy shops in town! This is a unique opportunity to sample homemade taffy, fresh fudge and other delicacies to tempt your taste buds. Candy also makes a wonderful souvenir gift from the Smokies to bring to your family and friends back home! Here are the top 3 candy shops in Gatlinburg to satisfy your sweet tooth:
1. Aunt Mahalia’s Candies
One of the top candy shops in Gatlinburg to satisfy your sweet tooth is Aunt Mahalia’s Candies! It has been a Gatlinburg institution since 1939! This classic candy store still makes their delicious homemade candies the old-fashioned way! That means in a glass-enclosed kitchen. So, it’s a “must visit” location during your vacation in the Smokies! The finest ingredients are used for everything at Aunt Mahalia’s Candies, which you can taste in every sweet bite. Some of the best sellers include their famous Heavenly Fudge, Fluffy Divinity, Creamy Pralines, Caramel Pecan Nests and Pecan Logs. There are two convenient locations on the Parkway in the heart of Gatlinburg at 708 Parkway and at the Mountain Mall at 611 Parkway.
2. Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
The Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen has been one of the premier candy shops in Gatlinburg since it was founded back in 1950! This popular shop is known as the home of the original Smoky Mountain Taffy Logs, so don’t miss out on this speciality! There are actually 33 individual taffy flavors to choose from, including key lime pie, peanut butter, peppermint, sour apple and wild cherry. You will even find special Blackberry, White Lightnin’, Cherry and Apple Pie Moonshine flavors of taffy! The Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen also offers a variety of other homemade candies such as caramels, fudge, gummy bears, mints, peanut brittle and much more! Due to the popularity of their delicious candy, there are two locations in town at 744 Parkway and at the Village Shops on 642 Parkway.
From the moment you walk in the door at Kilwins, you will be greeted with the sweet aroma of chocolate, fudge and fresh homemade waffle cones! You can find this this delightful candy store at 645 Parkway in Gatlinburg. It features the world’s best Mackinac Island fudge, ice cream and lots of fresh candies! Plus, the chocolate treats are even made right in the shop! You can watch as the homemade goodies are handcrafted in the store. You can also view fresh apples being dipped into an original caramel recipe. While visiting Kilwins, don’t miss one of their treats that is hand dipped into milk, dark or white chocolate!
Where to Stay
Stay within walking distance of these candy shops in Gatlinburg with a vacation at the Parkview Inn & Suites! Our hotel is conveniently situated just steps away from downtown Gatlinburg and is the ideal base for your Smoky Mountain getaway! We offer a variety of comfortable hotel rooms, all which include cable television, a coffee maker and free wireless internet access! The best part is that our rooms are available at reasonable rates that you can afford!
Check out all our hotel rooms in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation near these candy shops in Gatlinburg! We hope to see you soon at the Parkview Inn & Suites!