Local Sweets for the Sweet

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Local yummies from candies to cupcakes and more are perfect for your holiday table.

Sweet Tooth …

Davidson County

Bang Candy (pictured above)
1300 Clinton St., #127, Nashville | 953-1065 | bangcandycompany.com
The go-to spot for gourmet, hand-dipped marshmallows — toasted coconut almond, anyone? Caramels and other sweet treats are also available.

Brittle Brothers
822-6620 | brittlebrothers.com
Shop online or locate a store that carries this delectable soft and sweet brittle made locally. You can buy gift tins or by the bag.

Colts Chocolates
609 Overton St., Nashville | 251-0100 | coltschocolates.com
What more could you ask for than a fudge pie dusted with powered sugar? There are lots of other delightful options as well. Kids will love the chocolate-dipped animal crackers.

Fuzziwigs Candy Factory
2126 Abbot-Martin Road #111, Nashville | 383-7200 | fuzziwigscandyfactory.com
Find all kinds of goodies from Turkish Taffy to the classic Charleston Chew, and sate yourself with a variety of caramel-dipped apples.

It’s Sugar
122 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville | 678-0811 | itsugar.com
Novelty candies, bulk items and nostalgic fare like Chiclets, Pop Rocks and Wax Lips.

Music City Candy
811 Dickerson Pike, Nashville | 747-5550
Retro candy, salt water taffy, old-fashioned ice cream and more.

Pralines by Leon
138 Second Ave. N., Nashville | 254-5030 | leonscandy.com
Yummy for your tummy is awaiting in downtown Nashville. From fine Swiss chocolates and pecan pralines to turtles and chocolate-dipped caramels … Ooh, la, la!

Rocket Fizz
201 Second Ave. N., Nashville | 730-8085 | rocketfizz.com
Choose from a wide variety of specialty sodas with wild flavors like bacon and peanut butter and jelly. While you’re there, pick up novelty candy items like giant lollipops and Pixy Stix.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
348 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville | 649-0428 | rockymountainchocolatefactory.com
More than 300 selections of hand-made chocolates, including dipped pretzels, marshmallows and strawberries.

Rutherford County

The Country Gourmet
107 East Main St., Murfreesboro | 896-3634 | shopcountrygourmet.com
Imported chocolates fresh from Belgium as well as from all over the United States. They also have a section dedicated to Tennessee-made edible delights such as Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co., Tru Bee Honey from Franklin and more.

Popcorn from Mars Theatre
115 East Vine St., Murfreesboro | 967-7485
Find salty sweet popcorn like Rocket Ranch, Gravity, Cosmic Rays and more. You can order a specialty tin as well. Find them on Facebook to learn more!

Williamson County

Candy Craze
1800 Galleria Blvd., Coolsprings Galleria | 771-1040 | candycraze.net
Pick and mix candy store sold by weight.

Paul’s Chocolate Gallery
600-B Frazier Drive, Ste. 100, Franklin | 778-1542 | paulschocolategallery.com
Gold-medalist chocolatier creates boxes of chocolates and other specialties.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory
443 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin | 771-5077
Prepared and dipped chocolates made on the premises include assorted, truffles and signatures. Christmas collections available.

See’s Candies
1800 Galleria Blvd., Coolsprings Galleria, Franklin
Located on the lower level at Dillard’s center court.
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2126 Abbott-Martin Road, Mall at Green Hills, Nashville
Lower level between Express and Charming Charlie
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This beloved long-time California candy maker has two area kiosks come holiday time for purchasing boxes of candy. Find specialty sets and more online.

Sweet Shoppe
Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin | 595-7515
Old-fashioned candy, ice cream and more.

 

Crazy for Cupcakes & More

The Cupcake Collection
1213 6th Avenue North, Nashville • 244-2900 • thecupcakecollection.com • Prices vary
With cupcake flavors such as Sweet Lemonade, Sweet Potato, Strawberry Lemonade, Key Lime Coconut and more, it’s no wonder this family bakery has it going on! They offer gluten-free cupcakes, too. Everything is made from scratch right here in Nashville.

Dixie Belle’s Cupcakes
dixiebellescupcakes.com • dixiebellescupcakes@gmail.com
Order specialty gourmet cupcakes online via a message or comment on Facebook or e-mail them … your order is delivered to you! They have a weekly menu, so be sure to check it out. Flavors include Key Lime, Double Chocolate Delight, Mocha Madness, Strawberry and more. They also have a food truck, so be sure to find where they are for the day to get a sweet delight.

GIGI’S CUPCAKES
6 local locations, find one near you at gigiscupcakesusa.com
Gigi’s Cupcakes are everyone’s favorite! With locations in Nashville (the original store), Germantown, Hendersonville, Spring Hill, Murfreesboro and as many as 40 stores around the country with 10 more set to open soon, Gigi’s can’t be denied. Check out the website for all the scrumptious flavors and ordering.

Ganache Desserts
1103 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro • 962-7150 • ganachedesserts.com • Prices vary
Delectable squares, cookies, tarts, cupcakes and more … this sweet shop has lots to offer. They make everything from scratch, so be sure to visit the website before heading over to purchase a sweet. You can call to place orders, too.

Julia’s HomeStyle Bakery
1911 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro • 890-CAKE (2253) • borobakery.com • Prices vary
This local bakery is known for its cakes, but the shop offers lots more than that! They have lots of cookies, cupcakes and more. Cupcake flavors include Banana Split, Cotton Candy and many more. They offer many gluten-free cupcakes, too. They also have a food truck, so be sure to find where they are for the day to get a sweet delight.

Nothing Bundt Cakes
21 White Bridge Road, Nashville • 354-6300 • nothingbundtcakes.com • Prices vary
Get a tasty holiday treat, with a perfect, single serving Bundlet from Nothing Bundt Cakes! These miniature-size bundt cakes are the perfect way to give something so scrumptious to your sweeties. Always fresh and deliciously moist, choose from one of the nine signature flavors (which include red velvet, white chocolate raspberry and the sumptuously sinful chocolate chocolate chip, all covered with a silky cream cheese, buttery frosting), or opt for the special flavor of the month. Yum! Bundlets are $3.99 each, and for a few bucks more you can choose from different gift packaging options to make it all-the-more special. Also consider the store’s Bundtinis, baby bundts that are finger-food size. Get a dozen for $16.50.

The Painted Cupcake
Glendale Shopping Center, Lower Level, 2014 Glen Echo Road, Nashville • 279-8055 • thepaintedcupcake.com
The Painted Cupcake was created to be bright and cheerful, with a daily selection of made-from-scratch cupcakes, unique aprons, original art and timeless music from the 30’s and 40’s.

Sparkle Cupcake Company
321 Sam Ridley Pkwy. W., Smyrna • 462-6714 • sparklecupcakecompany.com • Cupcakes cost $3
Find festive cupcakes from the cupcake shop in Smyrna like Ice Ice Baby, Tinsel Town, Triple Crown, Little Princess and more. Check the website as the menu may change to fit the season or a specific theme. Find lots of yummy flavors at Sparkle Cupcake Company. Find them on Facebook, too.

 

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