- Joined: 7/14/2007
- Location: San Jose, CA
Powell's sweet shoppe
Sat, 07/14/07 2:54 AM
It looks like a chain, but it has an amazing array
of old hard-to-find candies including fizzies,
those wierd halloween candies you always got, and
imported chocolates. Not a spam, just a happy
customer of the Los Gatos, CA Powell's
- Joined: 7/9/2005
- Location: Southern Cal, CA
RE: Powell's sweet shoppe
Sat, 07/14/07 1:36 PM
It's a rather new franchise, started by a guy actually named Powell.
I visited the original store in Windsor, CA last summer and found it quite fun. They had a huge selection not only of classic, retro and weird items but also some nice imported candies and high-end chocolate bars. Prices are a little higher than you can expect at grocers, but it's certainly nice to find everything in one place.
Photos here: http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/candy_source_powells_sweet_shoppe
I stumbled across a second location in Healdsburg.
Here's a list I got from the company of all their locations:
Los Gatos, CA
Walnut Creek, CA
La Jolla, CA
Willow Glen (San Jose), CA
I got my last bunch of Reed's Cinnamon, Root Beer and Butterscotch hard candies last year (very sad that they discontinued those).