A Sweet Smoky Mountains Vacation Experience

Chocolate fudges on white doilyThe Smoky Mountains vacation memories for many are a combination of fantastic mountain views, great outdoor experiences, and the southern specialty foods especially sweet treats enjoyed. The area around Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg are a desert foodies delight with a variety of unique candy shops to please any candy-lovers craving. One-of-a-kind confections are available along with vintage décor at many of the candy shops found during a TN Vacation. A list of the sweets locations with a summary of their offerings is provided to help when planning a Smoky Mountain vacation.

Sevierville Sweet Treats

Just off Interstate 40 at Exit 407 in Sevierville is a retro inspire sugar filled extravaganza. The Lollipop Shop of the Smokies stocks all the classic treats like Pop Rocks, Gobstoppers, Mary Jane, Rock Candy, Wax Lips, Razzles, Bullseye, Nik-N-Lip, BB Bats, and Chic-O-Stick. Of course, The Lollipop Shop has a variety of lollipops in every color, shape, and flavor imaginable. Their spacious sugar-filled showroom also boasts a collection of 48 stuffed animal shapes for an interactive Stuff-A-Buddy experience. The shops address is 3609 Outdoor Sportsmans Place. Next door you can visit one of the many Chocolate Monkey stores in the area.   Chocolate Monkey offers many fresh made chocolate confections including many unique flavors of fudge.

Another Sevierville sweet treat favorite is the Russell Stover Candies Outlet at Winfield Dunn Parkway opening a new location in 2013. The Russell Stover name has become synonymous with high quality candies. The Sevierville outlet features handmade confections, hard candies, jellies, mouthwatering caramels, silky chocolates, mint chocolates, crunchy sweet pecans, and bulk candy selections. Sure to appease even the most intense sweet tooth cravings, the store is open seven days a week from 9 AM to 7 PM except major holidays.

Pigeon Forge Sweet Treats

The Old Mill Square at 175 Old Mill Avenue is in the heart of Pigeon Forge. No Tennessee Vacation would be complete without perusing the sweet offering of this rustic establishment which is open seven days a week. Highly skilled confectioners hand craft distinctive milk chocolates, caramels, divinity, brittles, scrumptious fudge, chocolate-covered cherries, and fresh pecan treats. The location has been making taffy for over 75 years with the same machine.

Gatlinburg Sweet Treats

Some of the best homemade candies in the Smokey Mountains are found at Ole Smokey Candy Kitchen.  Well known for it’s taffy pulling machine that is showcased in the front window as you pass by and for the fresh samples that they hand out as a new batch of taffy finishes.  With many fresh made candies, confections, and treats to select from you may find a new favorite treat before you leave.

The Aunt Mahalia’s Gatlinburg business has been churning out sweets since 1939. The glass enclosed kitchens attract guests who would like to see the old-fashioned way of making their candy favorites. Aunt Mahalia’s has become renowned for excellent Fluffy Divinity, Heavenly Fudge, Creamy Pralines, Pecan Brittle, and Caramel Pecan Nests. Two Aunt Mahalia’s locations are in Gatlinburg: Store 1 is at 611 Parkway at the Mountain Mall and Store 2 is at 708 Parkway.

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