Candy Kitchen in Maderia Beach and Redington Shores
It seems that ‘time’ is often a good litmus test of a business. When they stand the test of time (70+ years in this case), that’s often a positive sign. Hence our thought behind visiting the The Candy Kitchen in Madeira Beach and Redington Shores! Plus, several followers recommended. (Scroll down for our Mullet’s Fish Camp & Market gift card winners!)
Family-Owned Candy Kitchen
Candy Kitchen’s Mad Beach location opened in 1950 and has remained a family-owned business ever since. “From the lips on the door, to the ever-growing Pez collection, this store has been fun for the whole family for generations. […] We pride ourselves in making homemade ice cream, fudge, Italian ice and selling candies from your childhood.”
The Madeira Beach location is a mile north of John’s Pass and is certainly unique. This isn’t the Hershey Factory, but rather a small shop, roughly the size of my college dorm room. Evidently during high season, the line often runs out the door at night as young and old wait patiently to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Pay attention to the walls when you enter as visitors have signed them for many years. While we didn’t go into the restroom, we hear it’s covered floor to ceiling with candy boxes from many years ago.
Redington Shores Location
The Redington Shores location is much larger and opened in 2010. While you have to visit the Madeira Beach location for the nostalgia, the Redington location was even more Colt’s speed. You’ll find similar items at both stores, though certainly even more of it in Redington. We read that there are close to 450 types of candies, many nostalgic, on display at this location! Plus they have many toys as well, a number of them from my childhood. We hope you’ll check out both locations & support this family owned business!
Mad Beach: 11am-10pm
Redington Shores: 11am-10pm
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Google Reviews: 1348 Reviews with a 4.8 Average
Address: 13711 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL and 18131 Gulf Blvd, Redington Shores
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