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“Fun to watch - Fun to eat!”

Gamla Stans Polkagriskokeri
Ranked #3 of 57 Shopping in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This picturesque 19th century store and candy factory is the only place in Stockholm where you can see the traditional and popular manufacturing of the world famous candy cane, "Polkagris", all hand made of course. The charming little store is located on Lilla Nygatan 10 in the heart of Stockholm's Old Town, just a stone's throw away from Old Town's subway station, and it is full of beautiful and traditional tasty candy loved by young and old.Great gifts, tasty souvenirs!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great place to watch candy being made from scratch. We stayed to watch a batch being made from the beginning and the workers saved a chunk of warm, sugary goodness to share with everyone in the shop. It was great for the kids to be able to see what goes into the candy and they loved being able to choose something just for them. They have a wooden riser in front of the glass for the kids to step up and watch from and the adults had just as much fun as the kids!

I would advise that you give them away promptly - if you bought the candy as gifts - as they get soft and melt quickly in humid temperatures. Or eat them while you are in Sweden, you win either way! The candy sticks are nicely wrapped and come in a variety of flavors. The glass bottles are heavy but make great gifts and their shopping specials are great deals too.

4  Thank Marissa S
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This small, apparently family run candy store makes their own candy on the premises. You can watch them cook, roll and cut the candy canes and then eat warm samples. The finished products come in a wide variety - 20 plus different flavors and are nicely wrapped. They are tasty and made great gifts for kids and adults alike. The shop employees are very friendly and happy to discuss their candy. If you re in Gamla Stan, this is well worth a stop. It is slightly off the main street, so it isn't as crowded and feels much less touristy and more authentic than many of other shops.

1  Thank Eric G
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

It's clear that the owners of this shop love candy; making it, sharing it, talking about it. Nice selection of on-site handmade sweets. Time the visit right to see them at work making the candy.

1  Thank CollectingRocks
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Inside this charming candy shop, you can browse the wide selection of homemade candy flavors and watch the homemade hard candy being made. The shop keeper even gave us a chunk of the warm, not-yet-hardened candy as it was being made. Before you leave, choose your selection of candy for yourself or as a gift to others. Polkagriskokeri adds to the charm of Stockholm's Old Town and a visit there will enhance your Gamla Stan experience and offer a memento to take along when you leave.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Started my stag night at this wonderful place. Learnt how to bake 'polkagrisar' and had an amazing time.

The guys running this boutique are very friendly, kind and fun.

3  Thank DavidLilja
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