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Vancouver’s best candy stores

Vancouver’s best candy stores

licorice parlour

No matter what sweet treat you’re craving (or, let’s be honest, bribing a small person with), Vancouver’s got you covered. From Dubbel Zoute licorice to old-fashioned candy from a bulk bin, everything you could possibly want is here in town.

Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour

Perhaps an acquired taste, the Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour specializes in that most polarizing of confectionary flavours: black licorice. Available in salty, sweet, and everywhere in between, if you’re looking for licorice, chances are they have here. They also stock British candy and hula hoops.

1002 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Vancouver's Best Candy Stores: Karameller, photo credit: Bored in Vancouver


For fancy Swedish treats, visit Karameller in Yaletown. The high-quality candies here are all imported from Scandinavia, and are entirely high-fructose corn syrup-free. Little ones will love the chocolate-covered gummy bears – Minibjörnar Hallon – while you’ll love the Äkta Krokant, chocolate covered crunchy toffee. Best not to tell the kids about these, as they’ll just want them.

30 -1020 Mainland Street, Vancouver


If you’re a lover of super-addictive sweets from Asia, a trip out to Aberdeen Mall in Richmond is in order. Check out Candyland, a candy store in the mall specializing in candy and sweets from China, Korea and Japan. This is a great place to get your hard-to-find favourites, or to try something new – you might not find this many varieties of Pocky anywhere else in town.

3710 – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

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iCandy Boutique

A must-visit when you’re at Granville Island, pick up a bag of bulk candies from iCandy Boutique in the Kids Market. There’s a good variety of penny-candy favourites here, as well as vegan, peanut-free, gluten-free and sugar-free treats to suit a variety of needs.

1496 Cartwright St, Vancouver

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Image credits: Licorice Parlour, Karameller/Bored in Vancouver

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  • Hello Ms. Wight,

    Thank you very much for adding our shop to your review but we would just like to set the record straight: We sell pick ‘n’ mix candy and snacks by cup size not by weight. We feel your description of our boutique (“..pick up a bag of bulk candies..”) leads your readers to believe the iCandy Boutique is just another by-the-weight bulk candy shop. This is most furthest from the truth.
    Our selling-by-cup-size-chosen allows customers to, first, set the budget or the quantity and then still allow them to choose whatever treats they wish to fill their cup with. This method leads them to feel much more satisfied with their purchase in the end.
    If there is anyway you can edit your article, we would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you,
    J. Brian Pangilinan

    Store Manager
    iCandy Boutique
    Granville Island – Kids Market

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