There’s pure imagination in the decadent treats found at Romeo Chocolates (460 Pine Ave.) in downtown. The romantic artisan chocolates are made with ethically sourced cacao and incorporate different European styles — from Belgium truffles to French white chocolates to Turkish apricot and almond bars.
In Long Beach’s seaside Shoreline Village (429 Shoreline Village Dr.), two very different styles of candy shop offer something for everyone. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is home to the solid milk chocolate Long Beach skyline and specializes in gourmet chocolates, fudge and caramel made in-house, and a variety of elaborately dipped apples. Meanwhile, Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe capitalizes on nostalgic candy lovers, with scoopable candies and novelties from bygone eras.
A true California candy tradition since its founding in Los Angeles in 1921, See’s Candies (2129 N. Bellflower Blvd.) has one of its iconic stores in Long Beach. The beloved brand sells assorted chocolates and other timeless treats that will never go out of style.
And, you don’t have to be a kid to feel like a kid at Long Beach’s Candy Warehouse (2520 Mira Mar Ave.). A poorly kept secret, the bulk candy warehouse sells all the most popular mainstream — and not so mainstream — varieties of candy, from old-time Chuckles and Bit-O-Honey to Snickers and M&Ms. It’s also a fun place for an Instagrammable moment, with its rows of sky high, color-assorted candies.