Top ten sweet shops in Vegas

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Sweet shops have flourished here in Vegas. From couture candy to an M&M haven, Vegas has you covered when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Recently in Vegas, more and more candy shops have been popping up around town.

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The Couture Pop at Sugar Factory Las Vegas.

If candy appeals to you, please, read on.“Candy appeals to everybody,” says Abel Horner, director of merchandising at Sugar Factory.

1. Sugar Factory

If you walk into any of the three Sugar Factory retail stores in Vegas, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to candy heaven.

“Everybody comes in and the first thing they react to is the overall atmosphere of the store. It’s a very hip, chic, adult candy shopping experience,” says Horner.

Though all of the shops carry the same merchandise, such as the Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pops,  the biggest store is at Paris Las Vegas. It also features a restaurant and a chocolate lounge (Yes, as in lounge to specifically eat chocolate.)

2. Ethel M’s Chocolates

If you come to Las Vegas, you have to stop by Ethel M’s Chocolates. The chocolate shop is a staple of Las Vegas culture and with seven Las Vegas locations, getting to try one of their delicious lemon crèmes or chocolate-covered toffee bars should be easy. There is even a factory nearby that gives tours that show how the chocolates are made.

3. Max Brenner, Chocolate by a Bald Man

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A tin of chocolates at Ethel M Chocolates.

This two-story chocolate haven features everything chocolate. The retail area contains everything from traditional chocolate truffles to not-so-traditional chocolate-filled syringes and hug mugs (the only way to drink hot chocolate.) Most importantly, this restaurant has a witty sense of humor—perfect for kids and adults alike.

4. Payard

Nestled in the back corner of The Appian Way at Caesars Palace, Payard Pâtisserie is the creation of one of the most notable chocolatiers and pastry chefs in Las Vegas. Francois Payard creates amazing pastries and crêpes on one side of the retail shop, and has a boutique chocolate counter on the other. One of the highlights at Payard is a huge chocolate clock that dispenses free chocolates throughout the day.

5. Jean Philippe

Jean Philippe Pâtisserie offers gourmet chocolates and candies. This chocolate shop at the Bellagio isn’t for the faint of heart — it features the world’s tallest chocolate fountain.

6. Vosges

This high-end chocolate shop features Mo’s Bacon Bar—a chocolate bar filled with bacon bits.

7. M&M’s World

Located in the Showcase Mall, M&M’s World features a rainbow wall filled with 22 M&M’s colors, a huge retail area and a candy making station where you can personalize your M&M’s with a message. The three-story mega candy store has everything you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

8. Godiva shop

The only thing that can make Godiva’s chocolates even more delectable is opera music. The Godiva shop at the Grand Canal Shops in the Venetian is strategically situated by the gondola entrance—and those opera-singing gondoliers.

9. It’s Sugar

This brightly colored candy shop at Town Square features a variety of edible options, as well as a retail area filled with apparel, stuffed animals, key chains and more.

10. Lick

This candy shop offers everything from lollipops to gum in a fun, colorful environment. Conveniently located off the main lobby floor at Monte Carlo, Lick is the perfect place to grab a bag of gummy bears or any other late-night craving you may have.



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