CandyStrike Emporium - Olde Tyme Candy & More originated in the foothills of El Dorado County in a place called "HangTown" - Placerville, California. It began as a saltwater taffy shop in 1996. Doug - known to all as "The CandyMan" - and his wife, Barb, took it over in 2003 and have been growing it ever since. In late 2009, the store moved to a new, larger location in the "Hub o' Hangtown" on Historic Main Street (right across from the Belltower).
If you're yearning for a simpler time, step into CandyStrike Emporium and strike your claim! You can't help but smile as you are reminded of days gone by. Remember Abba Zabba, Mary Janes, Mountain Bars, Black Jack, Beeman & Clove gum, Sen Sens, rock candy...? We have these and many more of your childhood favorites! Love Salt Water Taffy? We have a large variety! You can sample licorices - both American and from around the world - on the Great Wall of Licorice.
CandyStrike Emporium makes their creamy fudge on the premises. Check out the Candy Strike Fudgery and ask for a sample of your favorite fudge. Try the World Famous "HangTown Justice Fudge" 'cause being in HangTown; it's the only place we can all agree on justice. Candy Strike is known for their unique and popular fudges, such as Dark Chocolate Port, Schnoz Gobbler, Gold Cadillac, and such favorites as Peanut Butter, Maple Nut, even Penuche! CandyStrike also has a wonderful selection of chocolate confections and truffles.
When you're in, grab a cold, refreshing glass bottle of soda pop and look for old time toys and gifts you've forgotten about. And if you tell the Candy Man or the CandyStrike crew it's your Birthday or Wedding Anniversary you'll receive a free gift!
So come on in, say "Hi" to the Candy Man, grab an apple bucket for shopping (never a carrying charge), shed your cares and enjoy a fun atmosphere!