5 Great KC Candy Stores
Whether you’re looking for the perfect after dinner treat, or a gift that’s sure to tingle the taste buds, we’ve found our top local candy stores to make you sweet on Kansas City.
André’s Confiserie Suisse
The best chocolate comes straight out of the Swiss Alps and André’s is as close as you’ll get in the Midwest. The store was founded in 1955 by André and Ellsbeth Bollier, who immigrated here from Switzerland to mix up chocolate treats with pure butter, whipped cream and the highest quality chocolate. Over 50 years later, the Bollier family still runs the business and have added a second store as well as a tea room, serving gourmet lunches, pastries and of course … chocolate. Indulge yourself in creamy truffles, deluxe tortes and specialty gifts such as chocolates carved with Kansas City landmarks.
5018 Main St. in Kansas City, Mo.
4929 W 119 St. in Overland Park
Chip’s Chocolate Factory
This sweet stop is a candy store and a show all in one. Opened in 1983, Chip’s still uses the same marble tables and copper kettles as it did when it opened in 1983. Schedule a tour and you can watch the house confectioner make fudge from the cocoa bean to the finished project, or simply catch a glimpse of the action while you shop.
Chip’s has patented Kansas City Fudge. Flavors spanning from cookies and cream to amaretto to the Kansas City Special (vanilla fudge, swirled with chocolate fudge and fresh pecans) will make your mouth water if the sweet smell doesn’t get to you first.
2450 Grand Ave., Crown Center, 2nd Floor in Kansas City, Mo.
Christopher Elbow is a gallery of chocolate. The namesake chocolate maker focuses not just on taste in his confections, but appearance – each candy is a tiny work of art. With years of cooking experience in five-star restaurants, such as Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian in Las Vegas and The Eiffel Tower restaurant in Pairs, the Liberty, MO native Elbow brings his talent to chocolate customers back home in Kansas City.
Each chocolate is painted to make a beautiful snack or an even more exquisite gift. Christopher Elbow not only presents his chocolates differently but flavors like Venezuelan Spice, Rosemary Caramel and Passion Fruit are unique taste sensations.
1819 McGee St. in Kansas City, Mo.
Laura Little’s Candies
Laura Little’s is a real neighborhood candy store and a landmark in the area since 1970. Satisfy your candy cravings with fresh, house made fudge, toffee and assorted chocolate. Laura’s dipped fruits are also delectable treats and their chocolate-covered strawberries are coated all-around for maximum sweetness.
Purchase a gift box or find something savory with one of Laura’s popcorn tins. You can even cool down with some hand-scooped ice cream.
2100 W. 75th Street in Prairie Village
With over 85 years of experience in making chocolate, Russell Stover is not only the biggest, but one of the best candy stores in Kansas City. Russell and Clara Stover began their business in Denver, Colorado in 1923. When the business went national, Kansas City was one of the first locations to be graced with a store. Now, there are seven alone in the nearby Kansas City area and thousands worldwide.
The Kansas City stores offer a variety of ambiances and products. They feature tremendous selections of candy, Blue Bell ice cream and kid zone’s with activities for your youngsters. There are also factory outlets in the state where you can get your favorite chocolates for an even better deal.
Visit www.RussellStover.com for locations.