If you want to splurge on some sweet stuff, you want to make sure it’s a quality binge, right? Atlanta has several fantastic candy shops where you can find something truly special to satisfy that craving. Whether you want a slice of gooey fudge or a handful of gummies, we can hook you up. Just be sure to buy enough to share!
Greene’s Fine Foods
141 East Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-2001
www.greenesfinefoods.com

If you are hanging out in Decatur, you need to pop in to Greene’s Fine Foods. Pretty much any craving, salty or sweet (or both), can be resolved here. There are extensive selections of local nuts, with or without chocolate or caramel coatings. If you’re looking for a gift with a local flair, few foods scream Georgia more than a caramel pecan log. There are also delicious truffles and a friendly staff who can help you find just the right treats. Adults will want to check out the beer and wine selection at the attached store as well.

Kilwin’s
1380 Atlantic Station Drive
Atlantic Station
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 817-7500
www.kilwins.com

The only Georgia location of this popular candy shop is at Atlantic Station, so it makes a great stop before you go to the movies. You will find every kind of indulgent chocolate, toffee and caramel that you can imagine. There are also special treats like caramel apples and ice creams. Of course, there is a wide selection of fudge as well.

River Street Sweets
3500 Peachtree Street, Suite 1011
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 364-0810
www.riverstreetsweets.com

River Street Sweets is a company based in Savannah, Georgia, which has been selling sugary treats since 1973. If you are fond of pralines, this is one of the best spots in town. It specializes in true Southern treats like traditional pecan pie, red velvet layer cake, bear claws and glazed pecans. If you really owe someone a thank you, consider purchasing one of the droolworthy gift baskets.

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It’sugar
264 19th St. NW
Building 2, Suite 2100-B
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 815-1151
www.itsugar.com

So, this is not the spot to find local Southern deliciacies, but if you want some outrageous and silly sugary snacks, this is your jam. Gummy bear tower? Check! World’s largest box of Nerds? Got it! This is a great place to stock up before a kids’ party or other silly event. There are plenty of branded and bulk items on hand.

Atlanta Candy Bouquets
1708 Peachtree St NW, Suite 107-D
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 532-9333
www.atlantacandybouquets.com

Let’s face it, no matter how many times they advertise a fruit-bouquet, it still looks pretty stinky and gross. On the other hand, a bouquet of candy is guaranteed to please. Atlanta Candy Bouquets business has a limited selection of bouquets so it can focus on delivering quality products. The bouquets include standard candy brands like Snickers, Kit Kat or Twix, and they are a fun way to sweeten someone’s day.

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Keely Herrick is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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