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“Great for all children, young and old.”

Candyland Cottage & Ice Cream Shoppe
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Rayne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: I-10 East exit 87 in small town of Rayne, Lousiana (Frog Capital of the World). Great place for old time candy and home or World's Largest Gummi Bear.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Great for all children, young and old.”
Reviewed December 20, 2010

We were driving down I-10 when we saw a billboard for Candyland Cottage and "world's largest gummy bear" in Rayne LA. We travel quite frequently to the area and had never heard of such a place. We resolved to go by the very next day.
We had pretty high expectations based on the online reviews. We went in expecting the candy shop for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory... we were not disappointed; It doesn't look like the movie shop, but it does have an impressive array of candies. The gummy bear weighs about 4.5 lbs and is the size of an infant. They had kinds of candy I didn't know were even still made: Wax Lips, Candy Dots, and more. We told our son he could pick one of any kind of candy he wanted and after going around the store 4 times, he told us he couldn't choose. They sell ice cream, homemade fudge, and a few other special treats. It's locally owned by some very nice people. They have some musuem type displays such as the history of the Candy Land game. I'd recommend eatling lunch before you go.

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Keller, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best CANDY store in the world! Great attraction for every age in car.”
Reviewed August 25, 2010

We were driving along I-10 in Lousiana and saw the billboards for the WORLD'S LARGEST GUMMY BEAR. The kids needed a break anyway, so we stopped here to potty and just to see it. Well, the owner was so excited to see us! He showed us everything - old fashioned candy that brought back tons of great memories of my childhood, unique candy that captured the kids attention, history of the game candyland, and many other items. They have ice cream, drinks, jelly belly, fudge, taffy, soda drinks, fresh lemonade and anything you can imagine. Rayne is also the Frog Capitol of the World, so cute photo opportunities beside the store with a gigantic frog.

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