8 Nostalgic Up North Candy Shops to Sweeten Your Week

Need a little midweek pick-me-up?

Head into one of these incredible Up North candy shops that are sure to put a smile on your face.

Country Store – Eagle River

An eye-catching ice cream cone perched above the storefront will lure you into the Country Store, which has been providing sweet treats to Eagle River visitors since 1964. The Country Store is committed to using high-quality ingredients—such as Wisconsin sweet cream and butter—and tried-and-true techniques—such as slow-cooking candies in a grand copper kettle and cooling them on smooth marble tables.

Country Store of Eagle River photo

Valley Sweets – St. Croix Falls

Walking into this whimsical shop—decked in cheery yellow, pink, and aqua—will put a smile on your face. Valley Sweets specializes in chocolates, ice cream, and novelty candies. All chocolates are made in house and are simply delectable! One especially sweet feature of this shop is the Pay It Forward Board. You can buy a treat for a specific person or someone within a particular group ("Jane Smith" or "a teacher" or "a police officer") and post the voucher on the board, or you can take a look at the board and grab the voucher that applies to you.


Tramblay’s Sweet Shop – Hayward, Eagle River, and Stillwater (MN)

You can find the distinctive red and white stripes of Tramblay’s Sweet Shop in Hayward and Eagle River, Wisconsin, as well as in Stillwater, Minnesota. All stores are family owned and operated. All of their delicious concoctions are made from scratch with the freshest, finest ingredients. Tramblay’s homemade specialties include fudge, truffles, caramels, turtles, and almond bark. You’ll be transported to simpler times by their selection of old fashioned candy: salt water taffy, jelly beans, gummies, licorice, hard candy—basically everything you remember loving as a child.


Sweet Memories Candy Shoppe – Lakewood

A trip to Sweet Memories Candy Shoppe is more than just shopping for candy; it is a true memory-making experience. The yard features a gingerbread boy and girl—the perfect backdrop for your souvenir photos! Listen to a tune on the old-fashioned player piano as you peruse the shop. If you’re thirsty from the mouth-watering scent of homemade chocolates, fudge, and caramel corn, enjoy a cold soda from the vintage Coca-Cola machine.

Sweet Memories

Fun Factory Sweet Shoppe – Rhinelander

This shop in Rhinelander is fun inside and out. Once you spot the unique shop on Brown Street, pop inside the Fun Factory Sweet Shoppe to find impressive displays of candy, popcorn, fudge, caramel apples, nuts, and more. You’ll also notice many Hodag-themed goodies, perfect for Rhinelander lovers! If you can get enough of Fun Factory’s amazing offerings, you can arrange to have Fun Factory provide gelato cart catering at your upcoming wedding, party, or special event!

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Old Glory Candy – Shawano

Become a kid again at this Old American–style candy shop in Shawano. Old Glory Candy is locally owned and operated and will delight you with homemade fudge, truffles, peanut butter meltaways, 250 varieties of candy, and very friendly staff. Old Glory also offers candy buffets for weddings and other special events.

Old Glory Candy

The Candy Shoppe – Bayfield

In our opinion, any day spent in Bayfield is a great day, but it can only be improved by a stop at The Candy Shoppe. The Candy Shoppe uses only the finest-quality ingredients, resulting in heavenly homemade fudge and English toffee. In addition to confections, The Candy Shoppe also offers a unique assortment of freshly baked pies, breads, and specialty wine breads.

The Candy Shoppe Bayfield

The Chocolate Gnome – Osceola

Although tucked in an office building in Osceola, The Chocolate Gnome is the perfect antidote to the 9-to-5 doldrums! This gourmet candy shop specializes in chocolates, caramels, creams, and toffee and makes all of the fantastic candy from scratch. Coffeebark—an incredible treat made with high-quality chocolate, toffee, and coffee—also calls The Chocolate Gnome home.

Raspberry cremes from The Chocolate Gnome