Welch’s Chocolate Shop, Banff

This place is a kid’s dream and a dentist’s nightmare.  Welch’s Chocolate Shop lures you in with the jars and jars of hard candy on display in their shop window, and keeps you there with the many different kinds of candy available on their shelves.

Welch's Chocolate Shop

Welch's Chocolate Shop

European and American imported candy sits next to maple syrup candy and fake teeth made of marzipan. The kids I was with went crazy and even I couldn’t leave without buying a small bag of pear drops for myself.

One section of Welch's Chocolate Shop

One section of Welch's Chocolate Shop

Welch’s Chocolate Shop
126 Banff Avenue, Banff
www.banffcandy.com
(Second location in Waterton for part of the year.)

Sweet tooth in Vegas

Many years ago, someone gave me a piece of Ferrara Pan‘s Atomic FireBall candy. They’re blazing hot cinnamon jawbreakers, and they’re incredibly hard to find here (and if you do they’re not cheap).

The first full day in Vegas, we took a quick trip to a Smart & Final store, a warehouse Costco-style store that doesn’t require a membership. Along with drinks and a giant box of granola bars, I excitedly grabbed a giant 200 count countain of Atomic FireBalls for about $13 US. It took up a huge chunk of space in my suitcase, but the case is going to last me forever.

Atomic FireBalls

Atomic FireBalls

They also had jars of Lemonheads, but I didn’t want to buy quite that much of a candy that I hadn’t tried before. Instead, at a candy store in the airport, I picked up a few different candies to nibble on while waiting for my flight home.

Vegas candy

Vegas candy

(Sorry about the dry hands! )

The Lemonhead was definitely sour, but I think I prefer the Japanese Nobel Super Lemon candy as that one is much more mouth puckering. Atkinson’s Peanut Butter Bar was like sucking on a piece of peanut butter if it came in a hard form. The Bit-O-Honey is a honey flavoured taffy that has teeny tiny bits of almond embedded in it. It was okay but not as good as the other two candies.

It was interesting to try some new candy (well, new to me at any rate), but I’m more than satisfied with my giant jar of Atomic FireBalls and do not regret refraining from buying large quantities of any other candy.

Another great Threadless food shirt

Although it’s not necessarily something I’d wear myself, I have to admire the time and thought put into this shirt design.

Death and Tooth Decay.

Death and Tooth Decay