The Top 7 Candy Shops Boston Has to Offer

As the capital of Massachusetts, Boston is most famous for their Baked Beans, Fenway Park, and the marathon of its namesake among many other things. But did you know that they also have a number of amazing candy shops? We’ve selected the top 7 best ones to introduce you to, so sit back and relax as we take you on a sweet ride through the capital of Massachusetts.


When you walk through the doors and see all of the beautifully packaged gourmet candies surrounding you, instantly you know that Sugarfina isn’t your average sweets shop. Rather, it’s an artisan confectionary boutique that has a variety of exquisitely handcrafted and presented candies including its own Bourbon Bears, Champagne Bears, and Peach Bellini candies, part of what self-identifies this establishment as a sweets shop for adults.

The mission at Sugarfina is a rather simple one; to spread sweetness all over the world. They support local organizations as well as some in the owner’s hometown of Los Angeles, California, such as those that work at keeping trash picked up and planting trees.

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Customers love the variety and the packaging of the sweets. When it comes to the sweets, fan favorites include the Peach Bellini and Champagne Bears.

Au Chocolat

As soon as you walk in and see the treasure chest of chocolates, the brightly colored packages, and the heavenly smell hits you, if you are a chocolate lover you will feel right at home. Au Chocolate specializes in Belgian chocolate confections including their famous Stuffed Oreos and an assortment of truffles.

Au Chocolat was established in 1992 in the heart of the Financial District of the city, and has since blossomed into being a retailer of many fine candies, from the Haribo Gummies to their own creations.

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Those who have visited love the fact that they have sugar-free and vegan confection options to include everyone at their shop. Fan-favorite candies include their famous Stuffed Oreos and their spicy chocolate, and they also appreciate the beautiful packaging.

Natalie’s Candy Jar

Natalie’s is a self-service confectionary retail chain that exists in several airports in the United States including Boston’s own Logan International. When you walk by, you can’t help but to be drawn in with its colorful sugary displays and the larger-than-life lollipop décor.

Natalie’s features a wide variety of different candies from some of the most common to the classic nostalgic sweets, and even the hard-to-find sweets. You can mix and match as much as you like because these confections sold by weight, so you can get as much or as little as you like of anything.

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Those who have visited Natalie’s tend to agree that the variety of candies available is superb. They also love that you can get however much you want and mix and match.

Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland.

Teuscher was said by the New York Times to feature the “World’s Best” Swiss chocolate. With a fine assortment of quality chocolates that includes their famous Champagne and other flavors of truffles, Teuscher takes their responsibilities as chocolatiers very seriously.

Established in 1932 in the Swiss mountainside and with their 45 year establishment in the United States, the chocolatiers of Teuscher’s, who still reside in Switzerland, believe that the old ways of making chocolates is the best, and using only the finest ingredients is necessary. For over 70 years, the world has been enjoying their famous Champagne Truffles.

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Customers have left glowing reviews about not only their famous Champagne Truffles, but also their Lavender Truffles and their authentic Swiss roots when it comes to all of their chocolates.

L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

L.A. Burdick’s is a fine Boston chocolatier shop which has its own charming, ambient café for the enjoyment of their wide variety of gourmet chocolates, cakes, pastries, and their rich drinking chocolates. They have been in Boston for over 30 years, having been established in 1987.

L.A. Burdick’s has beautifully hand-crafted chocolates of all kinds that taste as good as they look and offers gift boxes full of a variety of their sweets as well as elegant presentations. Their most famous candy, however, is a sweet little chocolate mouse. While founder Larry Burdick was working at a confiserie in Bern, Switzerland, he would make tiny chocolate mice out of leftover chocolate from the day’s productions for children, thus the Burdick Mouse was born.

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Patrons tend to talk the most about L.A. Burdick’s drinking chocolate, chocolate raspberry cake, chocolate chip cookies, and of course the Burdick Mouse. They also love the atmosphere of the shop and its café.

McCrea’s Candies

We’re going to shift our focus away from chocolate candies for McCrea’s, whose specialty is fine caramels. Within the shop, along with the heavenly smell of caramel, you’ll also find that each of their candies are individually wrapped, as well as their variety boxes that make beautiful, truly sweet gifts.

Scientist Jason McCrea is the brains behind the operation with a background in chemistry. Along with his staff at McCrea’s, he has set out to create the best caramel in the world, and he is well on his way to it with such flavors as Classic Vanilla and Cape Cod Sea Salt, plus their more bold and daring flavors like Ginger Infusion and Single Malt Scotch.

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Fans love the caramels, describing them as “soft” and “chewy and ooey-gooey.” Their favorite and most highly recommended flavors are the Dark Chocolate, Classic Vanilla, and Black Lava Sea Salt.

Clough House at Old North

It seems in our list of shops that we have indeed saved the best for last. The rustic Clough House at Old North is one of our most unique confectionary shop finds in that actors dressed in Colonial-era clothes offer chocolate-making demonstrations from the same period. Sweets and a show? You can’t beat that!

Located on the campus of the Old North Church, the Clough House’s Historic Chocolate Program that makes this possible gives visitors the opportunity to interactively take part in the way that those from the 18th century made candies and other sweets from one of our most beloved treats. This educational program shows how it supported the local economy in the city’s colonial days and how it shaped it into the city it presently is.

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Fans of the Clough House talk about the delicious drinking chocolate that was made by grating the chocolate they produced, and how fun the demonstrations are to watch. They say also that the shop has some chocolates to choose from for purchase, including the grating chocolate for drinking.