Big Top Candy ShopI’m a sucker for an old-fashioned candy shop. I just love the candy-filled bins, the drugstore-feel complete with a bar and soda jerk…it makes everyone feel like a kid. With unique treats like Elvis Bark and chocolate-covered bacon, the Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, Texas is a fun treat for any age.


Located on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, this candy shop is well-known by the locals for having candies from our childhood past, amazing homemade chocolates and a soda fountain. With bins filled with every gooey, sweet, and colorful candy imaginable – it’s a modern day Wonka-Shop. Big Top Candy Shop is quickly becoming a tourist destination as well. As of late, South Congress has quirky shopping and amazing restaurants.

BT candy ShopMany of the candies can be bought in bulk, such as this scrumptious salt-water taffy bar. There are bins in the back of the store filled with every candy you could ever want (and then some). On our first visit, we came in for one reason – to try the Double Bacon Chocolate Bar. Just like it sounds, it’s melted milk chocolate sprinkled with bits of bacon and broken into pieces. Surprisingly good, this treat sells out quick, so don’t expect any left if you are coming in the evening.

The Big Top Candy Shop is a fun treat for any age. After a busy day touring downtown Austin, it’s a fun stop to cool off and pick up some yummy candy!