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 Photo: Liz Kores at Give Me Some Sugar, courtesy of Liz Kores
Photo: Liz Kores at Give Me Some Sugar, courtesy of Liz Kores

Chicago's Five Sweetest Candy Shops (Per a Candy Fanatic)

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Photo: Liz Kores at Give Me Some Sugar, courtesy of Liz Kores

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By day, Liz Kores is a publicist jetting from meeting to on-air fashion segment for clients such as Le Dress, Macy's, and Oak Street—Chicago's Luxury Shopping Destination. By night, she's a sugar warrior.

In love with all things gummi or chocolate-dipped, Kores is a fixture at the local candy shops—this lady knows just where to find cinnamon marshmallows or Juicy Pear jelly beans. Below, as a Halloween treat to you, Kores reveals her favorite spots in Chicago for getting a superior sugar fix.


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Amy's Candy Bar

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"That whole 'kid in a candy store' trope could easily have been inspired by Amy's Candy Bar. It's tiny but beautifully merchandised, with all the goodies in pristine glass jars. They also make their own caramels in-house, serve ice cream year-round, and have a tremendous selection of international candy including Wine Gums, a delicious gummy candy that a dear Canadian friend turned me on to. I'd previously thought wasn't available in the States!" Photo: via AmyCandysBar.com

Margie's Candies on Montrose

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"I love Margie's Candies on Montrose, particularly for its ice cream. It's homemade, incredibly creamy, and reasonably priced at $2 per scoop. Although, their hand-dipped chocolates are quite excellent, too. Try the cherries." Photo: via MargiesFineCandies.com

Candyality

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"Candyality has the freshest gummy bears in the city because they are locally made. They also have all the flavors of Jelly Bellys, which is important because sometimes you just need a handful of Juicy Pear." Photo: via Candyality.com

Dulcelandia

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"Dulcelandia, the Mexican candy store, is fun just to explore. They sell my favorite Mexican hard candies in bulk and I have purchased more than a few pinatas there." Photo: via Dulcelandia

Katherine Anne Confections

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"Katherine Anne Confections has delicious chocolate truffles, but really it's their fresh marshmallows that I crave. I like to buy their salted-caramel or cinnamon marshmallows intending to use them for hot chocolate, but I usually end up eating them before I get home to my kettle. "

Amy's Candy Bar

"That whole 'kid in a candy store' trope could easily have been inspired by Amy's Candy Bar. It's tiny but beautifully merchandised, with all the goodies in pristine glass jars. They also make their own caramels in-house, serve ice cream year-round, and have a tremendous selection of international candy including Wine Gums, a delicious gummy candy that a dear Canadian friend turned me on to. I'd previously thought wasn't available in the States!" Photo: via AmyCandysBar.com

Margie's Candies on Montrose

"I love Margie's Candies on Montrose, particularly for its ice cream. It's homemade, incredibly creamy, and reasonably priced at $2 per scoop. Although, their hand-dipped chocolates are quite excellent, too. Try the cherries." Photo: via MargiesFineCandies.com

Candyality

"Candyality has the freshest gummy bears in the city because they are locally made. They also have all the flavors of Jelly Bellys, which is important because sometimes you just need a handful of Juicy Pear." Photo: via Candyality.com

Dulcelandia

"Dulcelandia, the Mexican candy store, is fun just to explore. They sell my favorite Mexican hard candies in bulk and I have purchased more than a few pinatas there." Photo: via Dulcelandia

Katherine Anne Confections

"Katherine Anne Confections has delicious chocolate truffles, but really it's their fresh marshmallows that I crave. I like to buy their salted-caramel or cinnamon marshmallows intending to use them for hot chocolate, but I usually end up eating them before I get home to my kettle. "