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Big Top Candy Shop

Candy Store
Bouldin Creek, Austin
  • Sarah H.
    "The witch doctor = perfect twist on dr pepper!"(3 Tips)
    "Great assortment of unique candy and decor"(2 Tips)
    Clint C.
    "Best Root Beer Float in town."(4 Tips)
    Alfonso B.
    "Rootbear float is awesome, get it!"(2 Tips)
76 Tips and reviews
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  • witch doctor
  • ice cream
  • root beer floats
  • rootbear float
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  • Mesfer A.
    There are assortment of ice cream. I tried thyme with cream on Waite waffle. I could say it's not what I accepted . gross !😬
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornMarch 4, 2016
    Nice store, big selection, ice cream bar looks interesting
  • Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 29, 2016
    Great assortment of unique candy and decor
  • Jole P.
    Jole PDecember 27, 2015
    Such a fun shop to browse around and get a shake or bag of candy. Really cute!
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorelandJuly 6, 2015
    One of the most incredible candy stores I've ever been in.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurJune 13, 2015
    Candy Land ❤❤ Get their salt water taffy and the blueberry lemon shortbread candy. So good! They are always packed during weekends.
  • Maddie
    MaddieMay 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun for eyes and mouth!
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinMarch 13, 2015
    This old fashioned candy shop and soda counter is packed to the gills with every sugary treat imaginable. Read more
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettJanuary 18, 2015
    Go here with a specific budget in mind and expect to double it. Although it's reasonably priced, I was like a kid in here.
  • bryan p.
    bryan plymaleDecember 1, 2014
    Awesome HELADO and lots of funky stuff
  • Montanna S.
    Montanna SmithSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Strawberry icecream and Dr. Pepper float is a good pick if you're wanting to try something new. :-)
  • Jose V.
    Jose VegaSeptember 12, 2014
    Antique lace soda is a must have!
  • Gabriella R.
    Gabriella RicoJune 7, 2014
    Try the black cherry dr pepper for something a little different but still familiar!
  • Ceci G.
    Ceci GuevaraApril 10, 2014
    Italian sodas, snocones and candy galore!
  • Meagan S.
    Meagan Solis ♑March 7, 2014
    Witch doctor Italian soda is a good choice at the soda fountain!
  • WicksnCandlesticks
    WicksnCandlesticksFebruary 28, 2014
    Top Candy Shop that carries a variety of Circus-themed candies and treats. Its known for its soda fountain drinks and salt water taffy! Yummo!
  • Chris
    ChrisFebruary 24, 2014
    Have the caramel popcorn!
  • Rebekah G.
    Rebekah GarzaJanuary 11, 2014
    Huge variety of candy and a whole lot of fun. Feel like a kid again.
  • Pam C.
    Pam CheelyOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place. Feel like a kid again
  • David C.
    David CardenasSeptember 8, 2013
    Go to the chocolates counter and get that chocolate bacon!
  • Antonio F.
    Antonio FuentezSeptember 7, 2013
    Willy Wonka loves this place...
  • Alicia L.
    Alicia LovellAugust 1, 2013
    Huge selection of candy! Good choices for UK candy too
  • Suzanne E.
    Suzanne EisenhauerJuly 17, 2013
    So many delicious truffles, so little time.
  • Bobby F.
    Bobby FlattJune 28, 2013
    Awesome Place for nostalgic memories!!
  • DanieRae
    DanieRaeJune 24, 2013
    Has ice cram and rootbear floats too
  • David G.
    David GonzalesMay 11, 2013
    I was the first to try and you should too. The Chupacabra drink is excellent.
  • Randy S.
    Randy ShumateMarch 24, 2013
    This place is a candy lovers dream come true...lots of unique candies and old school favorites...and they also do old time drinks and floats
  • Felicia M.
    Felicia MoeisMarch 17, 2013
    As a bi-coastal visitor they have candies I've never seen before in my life
  • Michael H.
    Michael HerradaMarch 11, 2013
    SO MUCH CANDY! oh, and I've cream too.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LMarch 3, 2013
    Chocolate covered gummie bears... do it, you'll thank me later!!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MFebruary 25, 2013
    Chocolate Truffles are good and large. Many flavors to choose from. Large selection for ice cream good. Going to try the chocolate covered bacon. We all know bacon is awesomeness.
  • Katie K.
    Katie KagaJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    House made chocolate covered bacon! Butter suckers! Bacon flavored toothpaste! Salt water taffy! Oh my!
  • Alfonso B.
    Alfonso BarraganJuly 29, 2012
    Rootbear float is awesome, get it!
  • Ari W.
    Ari WeaverJuly 26, 2012
    Try the salt and vinegar crickets
  • Alicia Q.
    Alicia Q.July 9, 2012
    Best salt water taffy!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 27, 2012
    This place is excellent for finding nostalgic candies or even imported candies that you can't find anywhere else in the states. I love popping in for some interesting chocolates!
  • Lucia B.
    Lucia BrionesJune 26, 2012
    This candy store/soda shop will fulfill your childhood fantasies! Love the 'side show circus' ambiance!
  • Lucia B.
    Lucia BrionesJune 23, 2012
    Ice cream, handmade sodas, and all the candy you can shake your remembered childhood fists at. While you're in the area, check out and share your car or someone else's today!
  • Britney S.
    Britney SamsonApril 20, 2012
    Chocolate covered banana crisps will change your life.
  • Ingrid B.
    Ingrid BlackApril 4, 2012
    U gotta try the POP ROCKS!!!
  • Paxton B.
    Paxton BatchelderMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to bring too much money and look at their small laminated menu. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HawkinsMarch 13, 2012
    Came in for seafoam in remembrance of my great granny, but they had honeycomb instead (same thing) a must try, for my fellow sweet tooths.
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HawkinsMarch 13, 2012
    The witch doctor = perfect twist on dr pepper! Hit the spot!
  • Nancy D.
    Nancy DuongMarch 5, 2012
    the best candy store in Austin! try the watermelon gummies!
  • Y B.
    Y BFebruary 17, 2012
    Hand made sodas! And a Blue Bell ice cream bar. Heaven. On. Earth.
  • Quinten C.
    Quinten CampbellJanuary 23, 2012
    Sounds strange but try the shaved ice!
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany CampbellJanuary 23, 2012
    Get the shaved ice!!
  • MsVal G.
    MsVal GabDecember 21, 2011
    They have candy cigarettes!!!!
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]November 27, 2011
    You name it, they got it! Try something unique like pickle toothpaste, chocolate bacon, or margarita sour balls!
  • Mays O.
    Mays ONovember 25, 2011
    Wasabi milk shake for the win!
  • Jacob V.
    Jacob VanhornNovember 18, 2011
    Cherry Sours FTW!
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DumboskiNovember 2, 2011
    Oggle the steam punk instruments. Oggle them now.
  • Hannah C.
    Hannah ColemanOctober 28, 2011
    If you spend money here and your 4 year old has to per, they still won't let you use the bathroom. Way to be family friendly...being a candy store and all.
  • 🅰 .
    🅰 🅿October 23, 2011
    Best candy shop in Austin!
  • Rob J.
    Rob JonesOctober 4, 2011
    I bought some sour candy blocks that I've wanted more of for a year.
  • Mercedes P.
    Mercedes PangSeptember 19, 2011
    taffy. yes. delicious.
  • Ziggy & Ron B.
    Ziggy & Ron BlaiseAugust 21, 2011
    They have DZ drop! A must if you're Dutch
  • Jo  G.
    Candied Bugs, ewww but everything else yum!
  • Mercedes P.
    Mercedes PangAugust 1, 2011
    taffy love.
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 8, 2011
    If you've never had an old-fashioned phosphate before, now's your time to try an original soda concoction like the Witch Doctor. If you're particularly daring, the wasabi milkshake is a favorite....
  • Mercedes P.
    Mercedes PangJune 26, 2011
    taffy. do it.
  • Rebekah C.
    Rebekah CMay 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    best rootbeer float you'll ever have. seriously.
  • nate m.
    nate munguiaMay 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best rootbeer float I've ever had. Make sure and get whipcream!
    Examiner.comMarch 15, 2011
    Step into a truly sweet time machine at Big Top Candy Shop on South Congress. Quality candy, genuine faces and a blast from the past. Read more
  • megan
    meganMarch 15, 2011
    Every kind of candy you can imagine!
  • Clint C.
    Clint CrossJanuary 29, 2011
    Best Root Beer Float in town.
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    This place is jam-packed with every candy you can possibly imagine. Watch as kids come in and their jaws drop. It's a candy fantasy come true. Read more
  • Dave H.
    Dave HezlepSeptember 28, 2010
    Chocolate covered brandied cherries. YUM.
  • 680
    680August 2, 2010
    EmpLoyees WerE VERY RUde!
  • Lawnee
    LawneeJuly 14, 2010
    Chocolate double dipped bacon. Do it!
  • Philly B.
    Philly BanksMay 22, 2010
    Get a root beer float. They use 'IBC' root beer!! Read more
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DuffyMarch 23, 2010
    Try the chocolate covered bacon, it's to die for! Not that you wouldn't anyway!
  • David R.
    David RohrsheimDecember 26, 2009
    Very reasonable prices
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen McFarlinNovember 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to take your kids so they can blow their allowance! $5.00 can buy a LOT of candy!! Huge variety of salt-water taffy. Read more
  • Squidella S.
    Squidella SMay 30, 2009
    Go to Big Top Candy Shop and get an Italian soda.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateMarch 12
    Taffy time.🍬🍬🍬
    Upvoted Mar 18
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