13 Places To Get Your Halloween Penny Candy Fix in Rhode Island

Halloween is almost here. Instead of running to the closest corner store chain, visit a locally-owned candy shop in Rhode Island. What might surprise you is the greater variety of nostalgic penny candies like Smarties lollipops, gold coins, Warheads, and Super Sour Drops. Better yet, these stores have sweets year round to satisfy your candy cravings, no matter what corner of the state you live in. Here are 13 places in the Ocean State that will feed your sweet side with Halloween penny candy.

Halloween Penny Candy in Northern RI

Brown & Hopkins Country Store
Peak into an old fashioned candy case chock full of nostalgia candies that change frequently. Best of all, all purchases are rung up on a vintage cash register. 1179 Putnam Pike, PO Box L, Chepachet. 401-568-4830, www.BrownandHopkins.com

Pearl’s Candy & Nuts
Adorable store filled with penny and nostalgia candy, sugar-free candy, and nuts. 4 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield. 401-769-1166, www.Facebook.com/PearlsCandyandNuts

Eat Your Treats in the East Bay

Imagine Gift Store
Shelves upon shelves of fun sized candies, taffies, pop culture treats, vintage sweets, and of course, penny candy. 5 Miller Street, Warren. 401-245-4200, www.GiftImagine.com

Sweet Lorraine’s Candy Shoppe
Family-owned shop specializing in penny candy, organic candy, sugar-free candy, nut-free candy, and locally made chocolates. 211 Waseca Avenue, Barrington. 401-694-1128, www.SweetLorrainesCandy.com

The West is the Best for Halloween Penny Candy

Betty’s Candies
All purpose candy store featuring penny candy, gourmet dipped apples, cookie bouquets, dipped pretzel rods, chocolate covered bacon bouquets, hand-dipped chocolates, and truffles. 2197 Broad Street, Cranston. 401-467-2727, www.BettysCandy.com

Candy Land Market
An entire store dedicated solely to over 800 bulk candy items. All items can also be purchased online. 86 Warwick Industrial Drive, Warwick. 888-486-3767, www.CandyLandMarket.com

Chocolate Delicacy
While the Chocolate Delicacy is a chocolate shop first, with an array of seasonal, nautical, and year round chocolates, it also carries a fun line of vintage candies like fruit slices, candy necklaces, and gummies. 28 Gilbane Street, Warwick. 401-884-4949, www.ChocolateDelicacy.com

Hack & Livery General Store
Historic barn turned general store teaming with vintage and penny candies, gifts, clothing, and odds and ends. 1006 Main Street, Hope Valley. 401-539-7033

Nana’s Candy Bar
Located right next to Nana’s Gelato is the candy store lined with bins and shelves stuffed with penny candy, taffies, pops, Jelly Bellies, and more. 30 Pier Market Place, Narragansett. 401-500-1900, www.NanasGelato.com

Sweenor’s Chocolates
This confection store specializes in vintage foil-wrapped chocolate candy, RI-themed chocolates, holiday-inspired chocolates, gift baskets, fudge, and more. 43 Hillside Road, Cranston. 401-942-2720; 21 Charles Street, Wakefield. 401-783-4433. www.SweenorsChocolates.com

Sweet Melissa’s
Sweet Melissa’s specializes in gift baskets for any occasion filled with penny candy, marshmallows, handmade chocolates, lollipops, pretzels and Oreos. 245 Phenix Avenue, Cranston. 401-400-4575, www.SweetMelissasRI.com

Sweet Twist
In addition to penny candy, Jelly Bellies, M&Ms, taffy, and Wonka bars, Sweet Twist carries it’s own line of handmade gourmet chocolates and truffles. 5707 Post Road, East Greenwich. 401-885-7149, www.SweetTwist.com

The Candy Box
Seasonal and quaint beachside boutique with childhood candy favorites, fudge, sugar-free treats, and lots of pops. 14 Fort Road, Watch Hill. 401-596-3325. Facebook: The Candy Box

Get Some Chips Off the Ole Block Island

Chapel Sweets
While the storefront is open seasonally (April-Columbus Day), candy fiends can order right over the phone or online year round. Choose from old fashioned sweets, original chocolates, fudge, and gift baskets. 130 Chapel Street, Block Island. 401-466-2672, www.ChapelSweets.com

Photos by Grace Lentini