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Address: 17365 Johnson Memorial Dr., MN

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2 yrs ago when we were down in the Mankato area to bring my son to camp. We were touring the area and found Minnesota's Largest Candy Store. Since then we've been going back at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Nathan B
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Litchfield, Minnesota
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Litchfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

2 yrs ago when we were down in the Mankato area to bring my son to camp. We were touring the area and found Minnesota's Largest Candy Store. Since then we've been going back at least once a yr. Every time we go I'm still just as amazed as I was the first time. All the candy that I forgot... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This store has so much candy that you don't know what to pick! Lots of nostalgic candy from the 50's, 60's and beyond. Plus many, many types of soda , some of which is nostalgic soda. There is a section devoted to bacon - bacon candy, who doesn't love bacon?

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Huge building with many types of candy including candy that was popular when you were young! They sell great tasting apple pies as well. Do not attempt to go on the weekends - it's extremely crowded. Open from approximately June through November. 155 types of root beer and 50 kinds of licorice!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All sorts of candy and sweets. Takes you back to your childhood. However once you walk through you've seen what they have and I doubt the selections change much week to week. Pretty cool but a one time thing.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My kids and I love to go here every October to pick out our pumpkins, get a variety of rootbeers, and of course the kids get to pick out 4 different candies to try. Great place for every age! There are homemade pies, selection of apples, different smoked meats, decorations for fall themes etc.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Overrated. Too many people in a crowded building. They do have a huge selection of candy, but 99% is disgusting. Prices are fair. Parking is a nightmare and even worse we saw the after effects of 2 huge accidents from people trying to cross highway 169. Seriously, find another fall weekend activity like Apple picking, pumpkin picking...anything else. One positive...their... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a neat experience. Yes, it is a "tourist trap, and yes, it is expensive. But those who go on an on about the high prices of things need to relax and enjoy the experience. You are not buying a 5 dollar pie at Costco, and if that's what you are looking for, stay in the suburbs. Even as... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We drove an hour to get there & while it was an experience, as 2 adults, it wasn't worth the gas money. I did buy some great Wisconsin cheese strings from a freezer close to the check out lanes. Was glad they had more than just candy. Everyone bragged about the pies, made with real lard, the old fashion way,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We read a lot about people reviews and how the pies are (or were suppose) to be great. When we got the pie home it just started to dawn on us what it really was. I never saw at any restaurant or grocery store a hot apple pie wrapped in plastic. The crust was soggy and the bottom was soggy... More 

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Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Having been in the area after dropping off some relatives at ValleyFair, we decided to brave a Saturday trip to this rural time-warp attraction/business. Walking from parking lot to the main entrance, signs warn that the store is not set up to take credit or debit cards. Nor do they accept checks, but a number of ATM machines are located... More 

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