Stocking Up On Savory Sodas And Succulent Sweets At Candyland
- Date Visited: July 23, 2021
- Address: 23835 Mill Iron Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702
- Phone: (605) 574-2824
- Hours: Daily 10 AM-7 PM
No trip to South Dakota is complete for us without a stop at Candyland outside Rapid City. It is the largest candy store in South Dakota and has a mini golf course. Chocolate and mini golf are two of my favorite things so it’s a favorite stop of mine.
I already made a post with basic information on the shop and our spin around the golf course you can read here. This post is gonna be about all the delicious and not so delicious treats we picked up this time around. We might of done a little bit of splurging!
I’ll get the bad out of the way first so then we can focus on all the delicious items we purchased. They had rows and rows of flavored popcorn lining their shelves. Their were so many different flavors it was hard to choose, but we both got to pick out one.
Jamey picked out the peanut butter cookies one. It was ok, but neither of us were really a fan. I only had a couple bites and it took Jamey like five days to finish it.
I picked out rockin’ raspberry and it was pretty darn disgusting. We hated it so much we literally threw it away after a few bites. These bags only weighed seven ounces and cost six bucks a pop. We decided not to try any other flavors after that.
Their craft soda selection is pretty darn impressive. From dog drool to bacon flavored soda the choices are endless. I love trying out unique sodas, but usually stick to fruit flavored ones. This time around we expanded our horizons a bit and picked up some interesting flavors.
Always Ask For Avery’s: Monster Mucus – The name and little monster on the label sold me on this pick. The flavor is a blend of strawberry and blue raspberry and is so yummy. Highly recommend this one if you like fruity flavors.
Moxie: This is one of those sodas I think people either love or hate. Jamey loved it and I hated it. They say it’s similar to root beer, with a bitter aftertaste. I’m a huge root beer fan and this was nothing like root beer. It’s flavored with gentian root extract that gives it that extremely bitter aftertaste that was nasty.
Rocket Fizz: S’mores: This was ok I guess. It kinda tasted like s’mores, but I much rather have the real thing. Between the two of us we finished it, but I wouldn’t buy it again.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Soda: I have peanut butter & jelly sandwiches at least once a week as a nighttime snack so I’m a true lover of this food staple, but this soda was just yucky. It had an overwhelming fake peanut butter taste that was quite unpleasant. We ended up throwing this one out after only a couple sips. Never again.
Boots Beverages: Dewberry Soda: I didn’t know what a dewberry was so I Goggled it. A dewberry is closely related to a blackberry and blackberries just happen to be my favorite berry so I had to pick up this soda. It was delicious! I mean one of my favorite craft sodas I’ve had this year. Will be getting more of these in the future for sure.
Let’s talk about Ass Kickin’ peanuts. This company manufactures hot sauces, rubs, salsas, marinades condiments and so much more. If you guessed they like to make their stuff hot you would be right. We have had their microwave popcorn before and enjoyed it.
They make their products with varying degrees of hotness and Jamey picked out the Kick Yo’ Ass Hot! peanuts. Jamey likes his food spicy, me not so much. These were too much for me and I only ate a few. Jamey thought they were great and ate them all in a few days. He said they had some zip to them, but weren’t that hot.
Truffles have become a new obsession of ours during this year of travel. We were always too cheap before, but decided to start spending more money on food so we would have the opportunity to try new things. Whenever we head into a store now with truffles on display we always pick up flavors we haven’t tried before. We also purchase our favorite flavors to compare to other places we’ve bought them.
Strawberry Cheescake: This was a new flavor for us and we just had to try it. The chocolate they use at this shop is phenomenal, but the cheesecake flavor could of packed a bit more punch. This was the common theme of all four truffles we tried here. The chocolate was amazing, but the flavor was lacking.
Malted Milkshake: This was another new flavor for us and I was disappointed. Chocolate cover was good, but not sure it tasted like a milkshake. Jamey said he could taste a hint of the flavor, but overall it was just ok.
Raspberry: Raspberry and mint are two flavors of truffle we always pick up no matter what shop we’re in. Mint is Jamey’s favorite and raspberry is one of mine. This one was not the best raspberry truffle I’ve had, but it’s not the worse either.
Double Dark: This was by far the best truffle we had here. I mentioned before how good their chocolate is here and this baby was pretty darn divine.
Fudge is another one of those items we have been splurging on this year. Sometimes I wish we would of remained cheap and not started purchasing all these truffles and fudge. They’re so dam delicious and my waistline has probably not been happy about all these sugary delights we’ve been consuming.
Grape Swirl: This was a flavor we had never seen before and had to try. It’s got to be one of the prettiest pieces of fudge we have ever purchased. It looked like you were holding a piece of a galaxy in your hand. All the fudge here was actually visually appealing. If you like grape flavored food you will love this fantastic flavor of fudge.
Strawberry Cream: This was a another one of the prettiest pieces of fudge we’ve had this year. We had also never seen a flavor like this one before and Jamey loves strawberries so it was an obvious purchase. We were’nt disappointed, it was worth every penny we spent on it.
Mint Chip: I believe mint flavored items are Jamey’s favorite and I’m a huge fan too so we always pick up the mint pieces of fudge. This one was quite decadent with a layer of chocolate fudge then a layer of mint fudge that was topped with little mini chocolate chips. There might of been flavor lacking in the truffles we tried, but every piece of fudge we bought was packed full of flavor. This one was our favorite.
Chocolate M&M: Don’t think it was called this, but that’s basically what it was. It was a piece of excellent chocolate fudge topped with mini M&M’s. We don’t normally buy just a plain piece of chocolate fudge and prefer to try more unusual flavors. We knew how good the rest of their chocolate was here though and figured their chocolate fudge would be great and it was .
Besides truffles and fudge they also make a huge variety of other chocolate treats. We were in the area for a few weeks and made several stops into the shop for some sweet confections. I know this post seems like we bought a lot, but this was over multiple weeks and trips. I mean If we had bought and consumed this all at once pretty I’m sure we would of been in a diabetic coma.
Chocolate Covered Cherry: It was you’re basic chocolate covered cherry with just a better chocolate coating.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry: This baby was a pretty decent size and had the perfect amount of ripeness to it. It’s hard to mess up a chocolate covered strawberry and this one was one of the best.
PB Graham Cracker: This was one of my favorite non fudge treats we got. Peanut butter was sandwiched between two pieces of graham crackers and everything was dipped in chocolate. The dessert was topped with some mini peanut butter chips and happiness was had by all while consuming it.
Chocolate Covered Oreos: Jamey has a tendency to pick these up on a regular basis. This store had a decent variety of ones to pick from. We bought one topped with Butterfinger and another topped with even more Oreo. Chocolate covered Oreos are always delicious, toppings make them even better.
Alright down to our last three items. There was more than one odd food item covered in chocolate and we had to try at least one. I wish I would of got the chocolate covered bacon, but I couldn’t justify spending three bucks on one piece. So we will finish this list with one odd duck and an old classic.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels: Like the Oreos they had a pretzels dipped in chocolate covered with multiple toppings. Jamey absolutely loves chocolate covered pretzels, but restrained himself to two. One was covered in mini M&M’s and another was covered in mini Reese’s Pieces. These were disappointing though. The chocolate was great as always, but the pretzel itself just tasted off.
Chocolate Covered Pickle: I am obsessed with pickles and have never seen a chocolate covered pickle before and had to buy one. Jamey was skeptical to say the least, but hey you gotta try new things right! It tasted like a dill pickle covered in chocolate. I mean it wasn’t bad, but I wouldn’t pick one up again. Still glad I tried it though.
So there you go, I think that’s everything we got this trip around at Candyland. I’m pretty sure all their chocolate, fudge and truffles are made in-house or at least locally. Everything seems to be reasonably priced when it comes to the home-made sweet treats. I think some of the other products they sell throughout the shop are a little on the high price, but hey that’s the way tourist towns are.
If you’re in the area take the time to stop in and check them out. Besides their chocolates they have a huge selection of candy throughout the store. From new stuff to old school you never know what you might find hidden on the shelves. Their mini-golf course is a good time too, just in case you want to walk around and work off some of those calories from the fudge you just ate!