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The Parrot Confectionery

42 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
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Ranked #3 of 6 Shopping in Helena
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a perennial favorite store. We stop here every year to enjoy chocolate, vanilla and cherry Cokes made the old-fashioned way! For lunch, the hot dogs and homemade chili can't be beat! The candy is lovely and pure- no wax in the chocolate, and no additives in the other candies! All candies in the counter are made on the... More

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La Canada, California
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99 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was quite surprised at the cost of their chocolates...$21 a pound! I decided to buy just a few to see how good they were before investing in more. They were sweet and tasty, but nothing that I would ever feel the need to buy again.

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Helena, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you want to go back to the past, this is the place to go! They make there own candies, and Ice Cream! Home made Chili, and hot dogs during the summer! The hand dipped candy, is yummy, and you can walk through and see how its all done! Great place to the the family!!

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Helena, Montana, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My mom visited, and had an employee be extremely rude to her. A few weeks later, I took a visit, and was completely ignored by the same employee while other customers were served. This is unacceptable for any business.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Parrot is known for its hand made & hand dipped candies. I like the chocolate & nuts (all kinds of different nuts) best. It also has a soda fountain with the old wooden booths and a record player.

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Helena, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A friend and I sat down in the booth and when the larger older gentleman working that Saturday walked by, I asked do we order from here or the table, without saying a word he put his hand up to my face and walked off. He came back a minute later to take the order. A minute when he is... More

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Upstate New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Step in and you'll feel like you dropped back 5 decades. It's the real deal - not a re-creation. This distinctive little shop in downtown Helena with its old time soda fountain and hand dipped chocolates is a gem. Be sure to ask how to see the gals in the back hand dipping the chocolates.

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Helena, Montana
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75 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We live in Helena, and stop by the Parrot once a week for a treat (candy or ice cream). Generally speaking, we think it delivers great product and service. However, a recent experience suggests that customers should avoid visiting the Parrot near closing time. Here is what happened.... Although usually we go to the Parrot over the lunch hour, this... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I lived in Helena, Montana in the early 60s. The Parrot Confectionary was the place to go for an ice cream soda, a snack, and for the best chocolates in town. I had not visited Helena since I left this beautiful city in 1965. The Parrot is still the way I remember it. The place looks the same, the menu... More

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Calgary, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
55 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This placed received a strong recommendation from the front desk clerk at our hotel so we went to see it. Well it was quite impressive to see an old fashioned soda fountain and chocolate store it was not the most impressive or the biggest I've ever seen. If you go to Marv's in Black Diamond Alberta and a better selection... More

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