A little over an hour’s drive away from Boston is a candy lover’s paradise, located in Kittery, Maine. Yummies Candy and Nuts is packed from floor to ceiling with more than 10,000 pounds of candy on display – from popular treats to bubble gum and nostalgic sweets that will take you on a stroll down memory lane.
Let’s take a look inside, but before we get started on our tour, be forewarned:
This giant gummi bear is the equivalent of 150 standard teddies. Just wow.
Maine saltwater taffy in flavors like peanut butter, banana, coconut and coffee will have your chompers working overtime.
The aisles are a dizzying array of candies and nuts.
Jelly candies, Bit ‘O Honey and Boston Baked Beans are just a few of the candies you can find lining Yummies’ walls.
For the avid Pez collector, you can find just about every character from the latest Disney movie to the newest Marvel comic character.
Of course you can get your random Maine and New England souvenirs like stuffed lobsters, key chains and shot glasses.
There’s also a great selection of kitschy T-shirts to document your Maine vacation.
Yet another tongue-in-cheek reminder for parents to keep an eye on the little ones inside the store.
I honestly didn’t think they still manufactured candy cigarettes so if you need to get your fix, you can find ‘em here.
Yummies offers a wide selection of sugar-free candies, too. The sugar-free malt balls were absolutely amazing.
Large swirly lollipops are colorful candy fun for all ages.
A variety of Turkish taffy is available.
As are these imported pistachios that are $79.99 for five pounds. You must really like nuts!
The Violet Beauregardes of the world aren’t left out either. Bubble gum fans will find tons of options.
Yummies Candy and Nuts is located just a few minutes from a large outlet mall and on historic Route 1 in Kittery, Maine. Get some candy, then head upstairs for your Tarot reading.
To find out more, visit www.yummies.com.