Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Okay now that we’ve captured your attention, let’s get to the point…chocolate. There are so many fabulous candy shops in Jacksonville, each bringing their unique twist to your favorite treats.
It’s hard picking just one favorite, so we’ve narrowed it down to our top seven. Here’s the scoop on our favorite candy shops in JAX, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth!
Fantastic Fudge is every candy lover’s dream! Steve Cowell, has owned and operated the business for over 20 years and continues to craft each treat with love and excellence.
As the name suggests, this candy shop in Jacksonville is known for its amazing fudge, which comes in many different flavors. Along with fudge, Fantastic Fudge serves up assorted chocolate, pecan praline, and caramel corn. It doesn’t end there, customers can also select from a range of more traditional candies AND ice cream.
Their homemade confections have even been featured by Southern Living, The Travel Channel, Food TV, and local publications. We suggested trying their fudge and assorted chocolate sampler.
Hours & Location
Sunday–Thursday | 10AM–9PM
Friday–Saturday | 10AM–10PM
📍218 Centre St Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Peterbrooke Chocolatier creates an authentic American taste experience by using old-school candy techniques with high-quality ingredients. Founded in right here in San Marco, Peterbrooke Chocolatier has expanded across Florida.
Walking into the Downtown location (or any location really) is like walking into a candy oasis! On any given day, customers can find truffles, chocolate covered cookies, strawberries, popcorn, and more, Each treat is hand-dipped daily using a perfect blend of milk, dark and white chocolate!
It’s hard to pick just one item to munch one but we recommend the chocolate covered Oreos, sea salt caramels, and an almond toffee bar.
Hours & Location
Monday–Friday | 8AM–6PM
Saturday–Sunday | Closed
76 S. Laura St Jacksonville, FL 32210
We can’t talk about sweet treats in Jacksonville without mentioning the largest candy shop in the southeast! Sweet Pete’s, located in Hemming Park, is perfectly fixated in a historic mansion and features multiple levels–the outside is classic but the inside is extraordinary.
Sweet Pete’s offers thousands of varieties of candy and chocolates daily, while also inviting guests to learn how to make their favorite treats. Plus, the first floor of the mansion is a restaurant that is entirely Alice in Wonderland themed.
It’s hard to pick just one delicious treat, so we highly suggest selecting a few. Known for their renowned salt caramels, the shop also offers a range of gummy candies, retro options, as well as a menu specially designed for allergies and food sensitivities.
We promise you that Sweet Pete’s is one of the happiest places to visit in Downtown, and is one of the best candy shops in Jacksonville!
Hours and Location
Monday | Closed
Tuesday–Sunday | 10AM–6PM
📍400 N. Hogan St Jacksonville, FL 32202
Handmade chocolates in the heart of Ponte Verda and St. Augustine? Sign us up! Chocolate connoisseur, Claude Franques is a french-born, classic trained chef who creates rich-flavored treats using the finest European ingredients.
We recommend trying their bonbons–an item that they are extremely popular! We also love their classic chocolate bars (especially the one with peanut butter) and the chocolate covered pecans.
Life really is a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re going to get. BUT we ALWAYS know that we are getting good chocolate at Claude’s, one of our favorite candy shops in Jacksonville!
Hours & Locations
Sunday–Monday | Closed
Tuesday–Saturday | 10AM–5:30PM
📍 145 Hilden Road, Suite 122 Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Thursday | 11AM–6PM
Friday–Saturday | 11AM–7PM
Sunday | 11AM–6PM
📍 6 Granada Street St. Augustine, FL 32084
Chocolates, cookie, and cakes…oh my! Heavenly Chocolate Creations doesn’t just stop at candy, they also specialize in baked goods. Seriously, just look at those cinnamon buns.
We implore you to take it a step further when visiting Heavenly Chocolate Creations, don’t just get a few pieces of chocolate, get some baked good as well! Our typical order is one of their homemade pies with a few pieces of sweet and salty snacks on the side AND a cinnamon roll or two.
The best part is that their menu rotates so you can find flavorful treats with each new season. Stop by Heavenly Chocolate Creations, not just one of the best candy shops in Jacksonville but one the best bakeries too!
Hours & Location
Monday–Friday | 10AM–5PM
Saturday | 10AM–2PM
Sunday | Closed
📍4251 Lenox Ave Jacksonville, FL 32205
Calling all sweet lovers…Kilwins has been serving up “sweet in every sense since 1947.” Serving high-quality candy, chocolate, ice cream, and other goods, Kilwins Jacksonville still uses original recipes, with a few modern upgrades!
Kilwins makes an astonishing 75 different homemade products. From chocolates to fudge, popcorn, and more, it’s so hard picking just a few items when visiting. We almost always go for the truffles, seafoam, and ice cream!
Fun fact, their ice cream uses ingredients from family farms that help ensure the best texture, creamy consistency, and taste. Seriously, one of the popular candy shops in Jacksonville is also an ice cream parlor…visit ASAP.
Hours & Location
Monday–Wednesday | 10AM–8PM
Thursday | 10AM–7PM
Friday–Saturday | 10AM–9PM
Sunday | 11AM–9PM
📍 10281 Midtown Parkway #125 Jacksonville, FL 32246
Talk about a kid in a candy store…Candy Junction is sure to bring out everyone’s inner child! With a selection ranging from hard candies to chocolates, this bright and colorful shop is a hit with the young and old alike.
Their selections include novelty items, allergy-friendly, gummy, chocolate, and more. Candy Junction has the perfect blend of old and new items–did we mention they also sell toys?
Candy Junction is your one-stop-shop for finding your favorite childhood candies, as well as, finding new favorites!
Hours & Location
Monday–Friday | 12PM–7PM
Saturday | 11AM–7PM
Sunday | 12PM–6PM
📍1910 Wells Rd Orange Park, FL 32073
We sort of have an addiction to chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts. We won’t lie, it is a Rocky Road but absolutely worth it!
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