Merchants of happiness, little guilty pleasures, little secrets of which you alone are the master. We go there to please (or treat ourselves), to cheer up, to celebrate a small victory… or simply when the heart tells us!
If all the reasons are good to visit a confectionery, the day before Halloween is certainly no exception.
Discover these addresses that will make you feel like a child again !
The company from here KandJu had a very clear objective when it opened its first store in Saint-Césaire (Montérégie) in 2013: to enhance the candy shopping experience in store, but also online, at home. We can say mission accomplished, because they have really succeeded in creating a universe where we take as much pleasure in shopping for candy as we do for birthday gifts. Whether it's Halloween, Easter, Valentine's Day or Christmas, every holiday heralds a special collection. Something to eat candy all year round!
►KandJu now has 9 stores across Quebec< /p>
Chez Bonbons Comme Formerly
Located in La Prairie, Chez Bonbons Comme Formerly's mission is to spread happiness, one visit at a time. Between gift packages, candies of yesteryear, bulk chocolates, confectionery and even toys, there is indeed enough to get your daily dose of happiness. We love the rustic and warm side of the place.
►163 chemin de Saint-Jean, La Prairie
Le Petit Dep
Le Petit Dep is probably the only convenience store in Quebec for which all children AND adults take so much pleasure in setting foot there. It was after seeing the poor condition of several convenience stores in the neighborhood that Magda Sleza decided, in 2015, to found “her” dream convenience store which, over the years, would become a fine showcase of local artisan products, including gummies and candies!
►179 rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal
►300 rue de la Montagne, Montreal
►461 rue Saint-Sulpice, Montreal
►3035 boulevard le Carrefour, Laval
Your sugar cravings will never be the same after visiting Oscar. With no less than 500 varieties of candies, gummies, chocolates, nuts and cookies from here and elsewhere, it can be dangerous to spend too much time there. By the way, did you know that Oscar has been delighting Montrealers since 1929? This makes the family business a real institution to visit in Montreal.
►6356 rue St-Hubert, Montreal
►3755 Ontario Street, Montreal
Anyone who has ever lived in the Montcalm district has probably already set foot in the gourmet universe of Mr. Pinoche. And those who have never walked through the door have certainly already salivated! A fixture on Avenue Cartier for nearly 30 years, this confectionery is not only heaven for Jelly Beans, but also nougat from Île d'Orléans, chocolates, coffee and stuffed animals. You will have understood, it is a destination of choice for last minute gifts.
►1048 avenue Cartier, Québec
The Snack Shack
The Shack Shop at Snack houses countless amounts of gummies, drinks, chips and rare candies dubbed “exotic”, meaning they are either imported or made in limited edition. Attention, if it is indeed a gold mine for the curious and the sweet tooth, each shop contains more than 1000 different products: there is enough to arrive psychologically prepared.
►5000 3rd Avenue West, Quebec
►9130 boulevard de l'Ormière, Quebec
Opened in the summer of 2022, Bübü is the latest candy store to open in Montreal. In this fantastic and rather amusing universe, you can find several treats in limited collections or imported from all over the world.
For Halloween, the team has several surprises and freebies in store for customers. Here is a great opportunity to discover the place! (Event from October 29 to 31)
►4415 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
Confectionery C'est si Bon
Confectionery C'est si Bon is the perfect example that sweets are both for adults and for children. Let the team of experts guide you in creating your very own candy bar, which will be just as great for a “shower”, a wedding or a children's party.
Since it can sometimes be nerve-wracking to choose from the sheer array of treats, a word of advice: head to the rather chic gift sets.
►250 boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, Quebec
Tommy Dion is a food columnist/critic and founder of the web platform and gourmet guide www.lecuisinomane.com.