We hate to be the bearer of great news, but it's candy season. So, we spoke with Kristen Castillon, owner of Sweet Candy, Parties & Gifts, to find out her top picks for fall treats.
This Heights-located candy shop features a wide selection of bulk candy favorites, retro candies, local favorites and a large imported candy section. In addition to being a go-to source for all things sweet, Sweet Candy, Parties & Gifts also has a party room where they're able to host parties ranging from birthdays and showers to PTA meetings and book clubs.
Without further ado, here are Castillon's favorite fall candies:
1. Chocolate-covered Gummy Bears
"I know how that sounds," Castillon says. "But honestly, they are the most delicious thing you will ever experience! Chewy, chocolatey, texturally satisfying."
2. Caramel Corn Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
"These taste exactly like caramel corn, and I love that! Plus they even look like autumn."
3. Candy Corn
"It's the candy everyone loves to hate," she says, "but mix it with some roasted salted peanuts and you're in heaven. Sweet, salty, dreamy."
4. Wicked Mix
"Growing up, we called this 'trash,'" Castillon says. "My grandfather would make huge pans of it and we would wait patiently while he stirred it over and over. I like the spicy original best, but the chocolate-laced is pretty great, too. Plus, these mixes are made right here in Little Rock!"
5. Jim Beam Milk Chocolate Clusters with Dry-Roasted Almonds
"It's a bourbon-flavored salted caramel, y'all. What more is there to say? These are the perfect bite-size dessert."
To snag any of these delicious candies, head to Sweet Candy located at 5711 Kavanaugh Blvd. For more information, head to their website.