• Elizabeth Crozier

These 8 Classic Candy Shops In Illinois Have The Rarest Treats


If you’re looking for the treats from your youth, there are eight classic candy shops in Illinois that may just have what you need. From penny candy to suckers to rare candy bars, these stores have an assortment of old-fashioned treats you’re bound to know and love. Check it out:

1. Little Popcorn Shop

A staple of downtown Wheaton since 1921, this classic popcorn shop is also known for its penny candy. What's most unique about this place is that it is located in a space that was once just an alley between two buildings, and you can totally tell. When it comes to rare finds, all your favorite vintage treats can be found along the wall. Learn more about it here.

2. Casey's Depot Candy

Located along an old rail line from the 1800s, this candy store is located in a historic mechanical building. It is best known for its chocolate creations, but you will also find a selection of vintage candies that will take you back in time. Taffy, lollipops, and more can be found here.

3. Lagomarcino's

In business since 1908, this is certainly one of the oldest of Illinois' classic candy shops. It is known for its chocolates, vintage soda fountain, and other charming treats like gummies, red hots, tarts, and more. It has two locations, one of which is in Davenport, Iowa. The one in Illinois is located at 1422 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.

4. Old Fashioned Candies

While this place makes vintage candies of all sorts, you'll be blown away by the rare treats that are always coming in. Moon Pies, Razzles, Mallow Cups, and even an assortment of wax lips can be found at this novelty shop. It is located at 6210 Cermak Rd., Berwyn, IL 60402.

5. Sugar Britches

In addition to an assortment of vintage penny candy, this marvelous candy store has a wealth of chocolate-y and caramel-y treats you have to try. There are 200 jars of candies, 10 drawers of salt water taffy, and an assortment of brittles, marshmallows, and fudge. Find all this charm at 115 W Main St., Rockton, IL 61072.

6. Sweet Street Candies and Goodies

Just about any type of candy you can imagine can be found at this store. In addition to cases and jars of chocolates, gummies, suckers, taffy, and gum, there is also ice cream to enjoy. Get all the best old-fashioned goodies at 17 W St Charles Rd., Lombard, IL 60148.

7. I Want Candy

This unique shop specializes in a vintage type of candy that everyone loves. Creating custom suckers, this sweet shop puts a modern twist on these hard candy sticks. Some look like eyes while others look like galaxies, and you can find them all at 27 S Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514.

8. Cheryl's Candy 'n' Popcorn

If you're looking for something rare, you're bound to find it here. Classics like Good n' Plenty, Candy Buttons, licorice, and lollipops abound. Chocolate crickets and other creepy crawlers are sold here as well as cotton candy, premium chocolates, and gourmet popcorn. Find this one-of-a-kind store at 635 E Boughton Rd. #147, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

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