Sweet Shops in Norfolk
Published date: June 2019
There was a time when it looked like sweet-shop favourites might disappear, as corner shops with sets of scales and shelves lined with clear jars of colourful sticky sweet treats became a thing of the past. A world without cherry lips, flying saucers, floral gums, violet creams, humbugs, toffees and chocolate limes by the quarter seemed feasible, but thanks to the wider trend for all things retro, there has been a resurgence of sweet emporiums and a renewed determination to keep those that never went away open on our high streets.
In these health-conscious times we have seen the introduction of many sugar-free varieties, gluten-free sweets, vegetarian and vegan friendly treats and nut and dairy free options; all of which can be found in Norfolk. Manufacturers are listening to consumers and moving with the times to cater for vegetarians, vegans, diabetics and those with Coeliac disease and in recent years sugar-free sweets have greatly improved and many now taste just as good as their sugared counterparts. Whilst we are all aware of the dangers of consuming too much sugar, a sweet treat now and again is surely ok?
Exquisite handmade chocolates and fudge, traditional boiled sweets, sugar mice, unusual gourmet flavoured jellies - whatever your favourite candy, chocolate or sugary treat, somewhere in Norfolk is sure to stock it. Whether you are visiting the area and are looking for edible holiday gifts and souvenirs or are local and just want a Saturday night treat for yourself, the kids or grandkids, Norfolk has it covered.
Here are some of the best places in Norfolk to stock up on your favourite sweet treats:
Oh So Sweet
A traditional sweet shop located in the centre of Norwich, selling a vast amount of sweets by weight, hand-made chocolates and fudge, American candy and drinks, retro sweets, sugar free treats, gifts and much more.
Oh So Sweet – Norwich City Centre, 3 White Lion Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1QA
Tel: 01603 662940
Harald’s is located in the centre of Cromer and sells an excellent variety of sweet treats and gifts including traditional and modern loose sweets by weight, a no added sugar range, gluten free range, nut free and organic products. Gift boxes of sweets, chocolates and fudge are available and online orders are taken via their website. Check out their ‘Message Mouse’, which can be sent to a loved one with a personal message – all edible! Visit their website for more details.
Harald’s - 6 Garden Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HN
Tel: 01263 516802
Amy’s Sweet Shop
Situated on West Street in Cromer, Amy’s Sweet Shop sells all manner of sweet treats including Belgian chocolates, retro sweets, rock, fudge, loose sweets by weight, pick n mix and gifts. Find gluten free and sugar free sweets at Amy’s Sweet Shop. Online orders also taken via their website.
Amy’s Sweet Shop - 11B West Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HZ
Tel: 01263 511418
The Chocolate Box
The Chocolate Box in Sheringham town centre will take you on a trip down memory lane, with all the nostalgia and wonder of a traditional British sweet shop. This independent sweet shop has over 250 jars of sweets, from old favourites such as liquorice toffees, Pontefract cakes, cola cubes and spearmint chews to new and exciting varieties. Buy dairy free, gluten free and sugar free treats here, gifts, rock, handmade fudge, truffles and chocolates. Online orders are available via their website.
The Chocolate Box - 41 Station Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RG
Tel: 01263 824086
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe
This chain of sweet shops sell retro and modern sweets, chocolate and American candy, a range of sugar free sweets and chocolate and pick n mix in King’s Lynn. Online orders taken via their website.
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe - 2A Norfolk Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1AR
Tel: 01553 760256
Yum Yums Sweet Shop
This small and friendly family run old fashioned sweet shop in Wymondham stocks a good range of traditional and modern sweets including pick n mix, sweets sold by weight, American candy, sugar free sweets, gifts, ice creams and more. They also gift wrap sweets FREE of charge, perfect for birthday parties, weddings and other celebrations.
Yum Yums Sweet Shop - 38 Fairland Street, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0AW
Tel: 07799 086875
This traditional and friendly sweet shop in Great Yarmouth stocks a wide range of sweets and treats.
Sweet Dreams - 13 Regent Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1LL
Tel: 01493 854442
I Just Wanna Candy
If you are looking for American treats and goodies from candy to sodas, snacks and more, then this is the place to visit. Located in Great Yarmouth, the shop stocks all your favourite American brands such as Jolly Ranchers, Reese’s Pieces, Hershey Bars, Swedish Fish and a wide range of root beers and sodas. Those with special dietary requirements such as vegans, diabetics, nut free and coeliacs, will find suitable sweets and treats here. Online orders available via their website.
I Just Wanna Candy - Unit 21, Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2BG
Tel: 01493 852734