Life is sweet on the Whitefish Chain, especially with the delicious candy stores to visit! We've rounded up all the area's candy stores so you can pick up a sweet treat.
The Candy Den
Located alongside Whistling Wolf and Dark Moon Mini Golf, the Candy Den has saltwater taffy, Jelly Belly jelly beans and more. You'll find a wall of flavors of jelly beans to choose from and a wide variety of taffy, as well as novelty and old fashioned candies everyone will enjoy.
Stop by the Candy Den in Crosslake on County Road 66, just north of the post office on the east side of the road. Beginning in May, hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a game of mini golf while you're there.
Jitterz advertises itself as "Ice Cream, Candy and Caffeine." Located in Town Square in Crosslake, you'll want to stop by for coffee and some sugary treats. This store has booths and tables to sit and enjoy a coffee, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods and of course, candy. You'll find fruity and chocolaty, including treats like chocolate truffles and laffy taffies. The store also has an assortment of toys and fun items, like pinatas!
Find Jitterz in the Crosslake Town Square. To get there, go east from County Road 66 on Swann Drive or County Road 3.
The Chocolate Ox
Located in Nisswa, the Chocolate Ox has long been a favorite stop for children and families. The store has a huge selection of many different types of candy, from nostalgic, old timey and rare to refined and fancy. Bulk candies are available behind a case and include unique gummies, chocolates, and more. Beautiful chocolate truffles and sweet treats wait to be placed in pretty boxes. You'll also find taffy, jelly beans and all your favorite standbys. In the back of the store is the ice cream counter, often crowded in the summertime.
The Chocolate Ox is located in Nisswa on Smiley Road, on the southeast side of Nisswa's main street. Currently the Chocolate Ox is open weekends only.
Though they don't yet have a storefront, we want to be sure to mention Wildflower Chocolate of Nisswa. Made right here in the Whitefish Chain Area, Wildflower Chocolate makes turtles, s'mores, drinking chocolate, homemade marshmallows and more. Pick them up at Schaeffer's Foods in Nisswa, Petals and Beans (also in Nisswa), or Prairie Bay restaurant in Baxter. Or, check out their guided chocolate tasting event on May 9. Details are on the website. You can also order chocolates through their website and have them shipped to your home. Visit wildflowerchocolatemn.com.