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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at These 8 Candy and Chocolate Shops in Nashville

Satisfy that sweet tooth with truffles, pralines, and throwback candies from childhood

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Nashville is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, so it would seem most folks might agree that life is pretty sweet in Music City. From bachelorettes to CEOs, folks celebrate in Nashville every day, so indulging in decadent candy or gooey chocolate treats shouldn’t be limited to specific holidays like Valentine’s Day or Halloween.

From nuggets of local chocolate and newfangled candy creations to old-fashioned sweets and handmade chocolate bars, grab boxes, bags, and bites of candy and chocolate from these 8 Nashville shops.

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Colts Chocolates

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Colts Chocolates, the chocolate shop owned by former “Hee Haw honey” Mackenzie Colt, has been around since the mid-80’s. They relocated from the Gulch over to Gallatin Pike, but Colts continues to create an assortment of chocolates and desserts, including crowd-favorite ‘Colts Bolts,’ made with chocolate, peanut butter, and whole-roasted almonds.

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Tempered Fine Chocolate

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When not moonlighting as a cool absinthe bar, Dan and Angelica Bockman’s chocolate escape Tempered offers stunning and delicious small-batch handmade chocolates and candy bars, which you can enjoy paired with drinking chocolate, espresso, whiskey, or wine right there in the shop. Want to take some home? Shop in store, get them delivered locally or picked up curbside, or have them shipped straight to your front door.

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Olive and Sinclair

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Olive and Sinclair chocolates are hand crafted in East Nashville using a combination of traditional and European methods, while incorporating southern flavors. The small factory is open to the public for tours on Saturdays, and you can sample a variety of flavors including the Mexican-style cinnamon chili — a fan favorite. The shop is open Monday through Friday until 5 p.m.

The Bang Candy Company

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Known for their artisan marshmallows, The Bang Candy Company serves up unique handmade candies and treats. A cold weather favorite is the hot chocolate on a stick — a single-serve hot chocolate mix, available in peppermint and other flavors, and molded onto a wooden spoon for melting.

Leon's Candy

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Leon Vlahos opened his candy shop in 1994 using his father’s recipes from the 1800’s. Still, Leon’s Candy continues to hand make 8 varieties of their famous candied pralines, along with a mix of other sweet treats.

Savannah's Candy Kitchen

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The chain based in Savannah, Georgia has a well-placed outspot on Broadway, where they make pralines, fudge, caramel apples, and other treats daily.

Goo Goo Shop

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The Goo Goo Cluster is a classic Nashville creation, still using the original recipe dating back to 1912, and it's just undergone a massage renovation. The newly transformed downtown Nashville location features a design-your-own confections stations and a new chocolate bar menu including boozy milkshakes, sodas, sundaes, and milkshakes. There are also new interactive classes.

Design your own confections at the newly reopened Goo Goo Clusters shop downtown.
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Poppy & Peep

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Father-daughter duo Mark and Evane Stoner debuted their micro-factory Poppy & Peep back in 2020, a micro-factory, specializing in creative bon bons, chocolate bars, and confections. As a young girl, Evane loved getting goodies from her father’s travels: fudge from Gatlinburg or saltwater taffy from Maryland. A favorite hobby of theirs has always been visiting candy shops, so the two attended chocolate school to share some of their passion with Nashville chocolate lovers with the debut of Poppy & Peep. Their whimsical creations are also available for shipping.

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Colts Chocolates

Colts Chocolates/Facebook

Colts Chocolates, the chocolate shop owned by former “Hee Haw honey” Mackenzie Colt, has been around since the mid-80’s. They relocated from the Gulch over to Gallatin Pike, but Colts continues to create an assortment of chocolates and desserts, including crowd-favorite ‘Colts Bolts,’ made with chocolate, peanut butter, and whole-roasted almonds.

Colts Chocolates/Facebook

Tempered Fine Chocolate

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When not moonlighting as a cool absinthe bar, Dan and Angelica Bockman’s chocolate escape Tempered offers stunning and delicious small-batch handmade chocolates and candy bars, which you can enjoy paired with drinking chocolate, espresso, whiskey, or wine right there in the shop. Want to take some home? Shop in store, get them delivered locally or picked up curbside, or have them shipped straight to your front door.

Abigail Volkmann Photography/Tempered Fine Chocolate

Olive and Sinclair

Olive and Sinclair chocolates are hand crafted in East Nashville using a combination of traditional and European methods, while incorporating southern flavors. The small factory is open to the public for tours on Saturdays, and you can sample a variety of flavors including the Mexican-style cinnamon chili — a fan favorite. The shop is open Monday through Friday until 5 p.m.

The Bang Candy Company

Known for their artisan marshmallows, The Bang Candy Company serves up unique handmade candies and treats. A cold weather favorite is the hot chocolate on a stick — a single-serve hot chocolate mix, available in peppermint and other flavors, and molded onto a wooden spoon for melting.

Leon's Candy

Leon Vlahos opened his candy shop in 1994 using his father’s recipes from the 1800’s. Still, Leon’s Candy continues to hand make 8 varieties of their famous candied pralines, along with a mix of other sweet treats.

Savannah's Candy Kitchen

The chain based in Savannah, Georgia has a well-placed outspot on Broadway, where they make pralines, fudge, caramel apples, and other treats daily.

Goo Goo Shop

Design your own confections at the newly reopened Goo Goo Clusters shop downtown.
Goo Goo Clusters/Facebook

The Goo Goo Cluster is a classic Nashville creation, still using the original recipe dating back to 1912, and it's just undergone a massage renovation. The newly transformed downtown Nashville location features a design-your-own confections stations and a new chocolate bar menu including boozy milkshakes, sodas, sundaes, and milkshakes. There are also new interactive classes.

Design your own confections at the newly reopened Goo Goo Clusters shop downtown.
Goo Goo Clusters/Facebook

Poppy & Peep

Poppy & Peep/Facebook

Father-daughter duo Mark and Evane Stoner debuted their micro-factory Poppy & Peep back in 2020, a micro-factory, specializing in creative bon bons, chocolate bars, and confections. As a young girl, Evane loved getting goodies from her father’s travels: fudge from Gatlinburg or saltwater taffy from Maryland. A favorite hobby of theirs has always been visiting candy shops, so the two attended chocolate school to share some of their passion with Nashville chocolate lovers with the debut of Poppy & Peep. Their whimsical creations are also available for shipping.

Poppy & Peep/Facebook

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