Food+Drink

5 Local Candy Shops To Sweeten Up Your Fall

if you've got a sweet tooth, these places have you covered

Hayley Jacobson, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

SHOP TIL YOU DROP. A young customer at C&J's Candy Store in Menomonie.
LIKE A KID IN A WELL-KNOWN SIMILE. A young customer at C&J's Candy Store in Menomonie.

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? With the autumnal season creeping up on us, we asked one of our V1 interns to round up our favorite local candy shops for hungry Vallians looking for something to satisfy their sweet tooth.

1. Sweet Driver Chocolate Creations 

1106 Mondovi Road, Suite 126, Eau Claire • facebook.com/sweetdriver

This sweet shop is ready to get you going with scones in the morning and caramel for an afternoon snack. With a selection ranging from scones, donuts, cookies, to ice cream and handmade chocolates, there’s something for everyone.

2. C&J’s Candy Store

342 Main St. East, Menomonie • facebook.com/menomoniecandystore

This candy store has plenty of options for those craving exotic candies, offering sweets from more than 30 countries around the world. They also have a slew of American classics as well. From vintage, to uncommon, and close-to-home, CJ’s Candy Store has a bunch of goodies waiting for you.

3. Marion’s Legacy

632 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • marionslegacy.com • Find it on Facebook

Marion’s Legacy prides itself on its handmade chocolates made in downtown St. Paul. These chocolates are made with real, high-quality cocoa and local cream and butter. By their words, they make sinfully delicious chocolate truffles, which come in multiple flavors.

4. Chippewa Candy Shop

322 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • chippewacandyshop.com

Chippewa Candy Shop offers a selection of over 60 different candies. They sell a variety of chocolates, gummies, taffy, and hard candies, multi-flavored gummy bears, licorice coins, and a variety of chocolate fruits.

5. Casey’s Creamery

4740 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • facebook.com/caseyscreamery

With a wide selection of handmade popcorn, ice cream, and pastries, Casey’s has you covered if you’re craving something sweet, salty, or a mix.