The 10 Best Candy Shops in South Dakota!

Forget Willy Wonka! South Dakota is the place to be for candy lovers! With chewy toffee, decadent fudge, and gooey caramel apples, this state has every variety of candy stores that will help you channel your inner child. Check out the top 10 candy stores in South Dakota to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

1. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Rapid City, SD

Clusters, caramels, creams, truffles, fudge, candy apples, and dipped chocolates galore! They offer a huge variety, including some oddities such as chocolate-dipped Twinkies and chocolate-dipped Oreos. The caramel apple varieties are extensive with options such as peanut caramel apple, pecan caramel apple, M&M’s apple, apple pie caramel apple, cheesecake caramel apple, rocky road caramel apple, pecan bear caramel apple, Snickers caramel apple, and seasonal options. This is a little piece of heaven for chocoholics!

2. Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, Mitchell, SD

With over 600 types of candy and 500 flavors of pop, Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop has the largest variety of candy and pop in the Midwest! They have candy from all different eras, ensuring fun for customers who are young, old, and everywhere in between. The store is well-organized, and the atmosphere is friendly and nostalgic. For a quick sugar fix, head to Sweet Fix!

3. Mostly Chocolates, Rapid City, SD

Mostly Chocolates sell delicious and creative chocolates with interesting flavors. The truffles come in a large variety of unique flavors, including amaretto, cabernet wine, chocolate cheesecake, Kahlua, Oreo cream, Red velvet cake, peaches & cream, white satin, and 14 others. Gift items are available such Milk Chocolate Buffalos, Petite Mints, X’treme Caramel Corn, Roasted German Almonds, and boxes of assorted chocolates. Tours of the store and cooking process are available to schedule.

4. Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, Deadwood, SD

Chubby Chipmunk’s chocolates are enjoyed far beyond South Dakota’s borders. The famous sweets have been in celebrity gift bags at both the Grammy Awards and the Oscars. Each batch is handmade, uses only the freshest ingredients, and passes personal inspection. Truffle flavors include Bailey’s Irish Cream, Burgundy Cherry, Key Lime, Lemon Meringue, Moose Toffee, P-Nut Butter Cream, Root Beer Float, Strawberry “Princess” Parfait, and 21 other types. Rich and decadent doesn’t even begin to describe these chocolates! 

5. Rushmore Mountain Taffy Shop, Keystone, SD

Located in the shadow of Mount Rushmore, Rushmore Mountain Taffy Shop uses only the freshest ingredients with no preservatives. Regular taffy flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, chocolate-mint, lemon, mint, cinnamon, black walnut, peppermint, molasses, banana, licorice, huckleberry, watermelon, peach, blueberry, cherry, raspberry, chokeberry, piña colada, chocolate cherry, buffaloberry, black cherry, caramel apple, green apple, buttered popcorn, strawberry cheesecake, prickly pear, cappuccino, and jalapeno. Several sugarless flavors are also made. The downtown store is small and quaint, and the service is quick and friendly.

6. Choco Latte, Brookings, SD

This combined chocolate and coffee shop offers homemade candy, hot beverages, cold drinks, and baked pastries. Candy includes 14 flavors of fudge, caramels, seasonal toffee, candied almonds, chocolate covered potato chips, and featured candy. This is one of the few coffee shops in South Dakota with a drive-thru window, but greeters on the inside make you feel at home. 

7. Custer County Candy Company, Custer, SD

Located in the heart of the Black Hills, this chocolatey oasis serves homemade fudge, coffee, ice-cream, and smoothies. This sweet little shop is reminiscing of grandma’s house with a warm, family-oriented atmosphere and delicious sweets. You’ll never want to leave!

8. Turtle Town, Hill City, SD

This small-town candy store has a big-city selection! They offer chocolates, caramels, truffles, salt-water taffy, coffee, wine, and 16 flavors of ice cream. One unique item they offer is a chocolate Mount Rushmore available in dark, milk, or white chocolate. For our four-legged friends, they sell milk bone dog treats dipped in dog-safe yogurt. Turtle Town is a Hill City favorite!

9. Zoom Soda & Candy, Rapid City SD

This downtown Rapid City candy store prides itself in stocking even the hardest to find candies. Zoom features gummies, chocolates, licorice, bulk candy, and a large selection of glass-bottled sodas. Items include both new and older candy and soda brands and foreign specialty candies. The store has a retro vibe with antique advertisements, bottles, and even a bike on the walls.

10. Sugar Sweet Candy Store, Rapid City, SD

The walls of this huge store are covered in candy dispensers—you’ll feel like you’re in Candy Land. The decorations and displays give the store a whimsical vibe. Sugar Sweet offers candy buffets, candy décor, and candy-themed games for weddings and parties. Their items include candy apples, 14 kinds of cotton candy, popcorn balls, hand-dipped chocolates, and many more options. Holiday-themed candies are available depending on the time of year. A limited selection of sugar free candies is sold. Yes, please!

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