Whenever I visit Walt Disney World, I’m there for two things: the rides and the snacks. Seriously, my perfect day would include eating my way through the World Showcase and ordering one of everything off of Karamell-Küche’s menu. While the snacks are definitely plentiful at Disney World, there are so many amazing candy stores that you may not have previously heard of. Here are the best Disney candy stores (and of course, our recommendation of what you should order)!
Disney Candy Stores
Let’s start off strong with Karamell-Küche located at the Germany pavilion in the World Showcase. Here, you’ll find everything caramel – and I do mean everything: caramel-covered apples, caramel-dipped and filled cookies, fruits, popcorn, fudge, cupcakes – you’ll be able to find anything your heart desires. The term Karamell-Küche translates to “caramel kitchen” in English and the term could not be a better descriptor for what you’ll find here. It’s a caramel haven.
The coolest thing about this candy shop though is that you’ll be able to see the caramels cooking in the oven. The menu is constantly changing, but we recommend trying the caramel corn next time you visit. It’s so melty and buttery and unlike any type of caramel popcorn, you may have tried in the past. The caramels here include Werther’s® Original Caramel, so you know you’re getting the good stuff.
Prices range between $3.99 and $14.99, with caramel-coated apples being on the higher end. A bag of small popcorn costs $3.99, whereas cupcakes cost anywhere between $3.95 and $5.19. Prices are always subject to change without notice, but you’ll certainly be getting a lot for your money at this quaint bakery.
Disney’s Candy Cauldron
If you love caramel apples, you have to stop in Disney’s Candy Cauldron at Disney Springs. This candy store is located on the West Side as if you were heading toward Splitsville or the new M&Ms store. Like the other shops in Disney Springs, this is usually open every day from 10:00 am-11:00 pm so it makes the perfect pit stop on your way home from the parks or on your way to the airport.
This candy shop serves a wide variety of caramel-covered apples, all of which come with unique designs and flavors. Disney World usually uses Granny Smith apples, so every bite is a little sweet, especially when combined with the caramel and other toppings. Guests aren’t limited to buying apples, though. You can also purchase different cookies, cake pops, candies, and cupcakes. While you can choose from anything on the menu, we recommend the caramel apples. The designs are always changing due to the season, but if you can snag the one that looks like the Evil Queen’s poisoned apple, that’s the one we recommend. Not only is it quintessentially Disney but it makes for the perfect Instagram photo op!
Candy apples will cost you about $10.99, but it’s such a filling snack that it’s worth the price.
Goofy’s Candy Co
Staying at Disney Springs, let’s head over to Goofy’s Candy Co. This is located on the complete opposite side of Disney’s Candy Cauldron and is located near the World of Disney. This candy store makes you feel like you’re a kid in a…well…candy store! Guests can purchase everything from candy to cotton candy, fudge, caramel apples, and more. Unlike the other candy stores on this list, the experience guests can have at Goofy’s Candy Co is really unique.
Guests can create their own snacks by choosing their base treat, a type of chocolate dip (white, dark, or milk), matching drizzle, and a topping of their choice. These base options usually include apples, crisped rice treats, marshmallows, or cookies. Topping usually includes everything from sprinkles, chocolate chips, coconut, sliced almonds, pecans, and graham cracker crumbs. If you want additional toppings, you can add them for $1 per topping. This makes every visit feel unique and it’s an experience we recommend for everyone, but especially families with young children.
The Emporium, aka the best store on Disney property, is located near the entrance of Magic Kingdom. This store has everything: clothing, home decor, housewares, toys, Minnie ears, pins, and snacks. You won’t be able to customize your candy here or pick up caramel apples, but you will be able to find a variety of pre-packed snacks if you forgot to get them at another Disney park or aren’t planning on visiting any of the other locations on this list.
Guests will easily be able to purchase pre-packed lollipops, crisped rice treats, chocolate candies, popcorn, and much more. Right now, guests can even purchase limited 50th Anniversary candies for $22.99.
The Emporium is great for those last-minute snacks you’d normally find in your resort’s gift shop. While not super plentiful, they offer a big enough selection to satisfy your sweet tooth. I always recommend buying a pre-packed crisped rice treat for the flight back home.
Main Street Confectionery
Located across the street from the Emporium, the Main Street Confectionery is the candy store to end all candy stores. Guests can watch sugary snacks like caramel apples and crisped rice treats be made. You can purchase straight from the bakery counter or get something that’s already pre-packed if you don’t want to wait as long to check out.
If you want to order from the bakery, you’ll get a check-out ticket so your order is ready by the time you’re finished shopping. You can buy pretty much everything here; the menu includes everything from cookies to cupcakes to candy and popcorn. What’s cool about the popcorn is that you can add different syrups and candies to it. Three toppings and syrup will cost you $13.99 with every additional topping costing $1 each. It’s a unique snack we highly recommend, plus it’s perfect for sharing.
Big Top Souvenirs
Leaving Main Street, U.S.A., and soaring over toward Fantasyland, we’ll find Big Top Souvenirs. This Dumbo-inspired area is like a circus dream come to life and you’ll find everything from cute souvenirs to tasty treats and sweets. Like the other candy stores on this list, guests can buy chocolate-dipped fruits including pineapple, apples, and strawberries, as well as cotton candy, popcorn, marshmallows, cake pops, cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. The menu here is pretty enormous and changes throughout the year, as well.
Prices here are on the inexpensive side and range between $3.99 to $10.99, with caramel-covered apples, yet again, being on the pricier end. We recommend the cookies here, as each one of them is delicious and pretty inexpensive for the whole family. This candy shop was closed for the majority of 2020 and 2021 and finally reopened and we’re excited to welcome it back!
The Ganachery is a chocolate lover’s paradise. This chocolate shop is located in the Landing area of Disney Springs. The Ganachery is known for offering a uniquely different menu and you can get a lot of seasonal flavors depending on the time of year. They sell a nice blend of dark and milk chocolate. It serves everything from s’mores, chocolate bars, and their famous chocolate lollipops.
The Ganachery is also taking part in Disney’s 50th Anniversary and offering unique dining experiences as part of the park’s Most Magical Celebration. As of right now, this includes 50th Anniversary-themed chocolate bars and ganache squares. While you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu, we recommend the chipotle pepper chocolate square. It features dark chocolate and Mexican red pepper, so it has some heat but it’s such an interesting flavor that we can never resist it.
The M&M Store
The M&M store is one of the newer locations on this list, but one we highly recommend on your next visit to Disney Springs. Located near Splitsville, this store is huge – and I mean HUGE. At the end of the store, you’ll come across a literal wall of candy as bright as a rainbow. While you can purchase pre-packed M&Ms, we recommend creating your own custom order at the candy wall.
You can mix and match colors and candy types, including nuts, caramel, and crispy. Different packaging options range from $10.99 to $18.99. The $18.99 version is enough to split between two or three people, depending on how hungry you are. You can even create your own custom image onto their M&Ms.
This is such a customizable experience that’s unique to Disney Springs and you won’t be able to find anything else like it on property. The space is sprawling and guests have over 100 tubes of colorful, flavorful M&Ms to choose from.
Final Thoughts on Candy Stores
Disney World offers a huge selection of candy stores that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Did any of your favorites make the list? Let us know and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for all the latest Disney tips and tricks.
As a self-proclaimed Mouseketeer, Courtney Dercqu is a fan of all things Disney. Between decorating her desk with souvenirs from the park, to making unique mouse ears and having a dedicated Disney Instagram, Courtney is a true believer in the magic of a Walt Disney World vacation. Having had more than 200 articles published on various content, Courtney’s excited to share her knowledge and experience with everyone! Be sure to follow her on Instagram for all the Disney magic.