Plan Your Visit – FAQs

Are your shops open?

YES! We have 3 locations across the Twin Cities that are open. St. Paul, Minneapolis and Stillwater. All of which are open 7 days/week. Check our Locations & Hours page for specifics.

What products does Candyland make?

Our primary specialty is gourmet Popcorn! Each of our locations manufactures popcorn, daily, for that specific location. We also make our own Fudge, Peanut Brittle, Coconut Brittle, Dip our own fine Chocolates and house made delicious, mouth watering Caramel!

Where does Candyland get other products in which we don’t make on site?

Believe it or not, we cannot make everything. Our goal is always to bring you unique, classic candy and treats that are the freshest and highest quality. We work with a large variety of vendors to achieve this goal. Buying inventory in smaller quantities to bring you the freshest product!

When I visit the store how does it work?

Probably the #1 question! When you visit, how much candy may you order? Most candy is sold by a price per pound. Now, you’re not obligated to purchase a pound. We like to have each candy selection have a minimum of 1/4 pound. Otherwise, you can get a handful, scoopful, dollar amount or how much ever you’d like! When it comes to our chocolate selection, you’re more than welcome to order in the same fashion or you can order by piece. Our chocolates are hand dipped, so sizing and pricing may vary.

Welcome your Candy & Popcorn expert!

When you enter a Candyland store, you’ll be greeted by a Candyland sweet team member! This candy addict will be your person! Whether you want popcorn, candy, chocolates or all three, that one sweet team expert will assist you. We try to keep it that way so there is no confusion with the sale and another sweet team expert is ready for the next customer.

Does Candyland make Kettle Corn?

Unfortunately, we do not make Kettle Corn. The process of making that product produces a massive amount of smoke and presents many challenges by making the product in doors. Our recommendation for a similar product would be trying out our Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn!

How long does the popcorn stay fresh?

Most of the year we say that the popcorn stays fresh for around 5-7 days after purchase, in drier climates your popcorn will likely stay fresh for 7- 10 days . Hot and Humid summer months may accelerate the shelf life down to about 3 days. The best way to keep your popcorn fresh is to keep it in a cool dry place, sealed up very tightly. However, there is nothing wrong with eating fast and buying often! Please note that popcorn send in a tin from Candyland will have a 30 day shelf life is stored in a cool dry place.

What’s the most popular? 

Chicago Mix(R) is definitely our number one selling item. This Candyland EXCLUSIVE is the best way to enjoy a sweet and salty combination bursting with flavor.

Staff Favs;

Popcorn – Chicago Mix®! Check out Chicago Mix®

Candy – Gummi Frogs Get some Frogs!

Chocolates – This N’ That Bar This N’ That – See what’s all in it!

Does Candyland sell anything Gluten Free? 

Yes, in fact we do have quite a few items that do not contain gluten as an ingredient that can be acceptable for a moderately gluten free diet. There is a chance that some gluten items may come in contact with other products, so we highly recommend sending an email inquiry if you have a significant intolerance, celiac disease, or an allergy to gluten while shopping at Candyland. All Candyland Popcorn is GLUTEN FREE! Only exception would be our Chocolate Drizzle because of cross contamination.

When can we expect our shipment to arrive?

We estimate between 3-5 business days for arrival. Some local shipments may arrive as soon as the following business day after the order is placed. During the month of December shipments may take 7-10 business days for arrival, please place your order accordingly.

How old do you have to be work at Candyland?

Due to the procedures and hours of operation the starting age for a potential Candyland team member is 14 years old. There are usually opportunities available at all locations to prepare for the holidays, for more information about employment with Candyland stop in to visit the store manager at the location you are considering.

Gave us a call and left a voicemail?

Depending on the season, Phone calls may take up to 24 hours to respond. Please make sure to clearly leave your name, phone number and a brief description of the nature of your call.

How old is Candyland and who owns it?

Candyland was born in 1932 and was a short and sweet start- a partnership between two men which are responsible to starting this legendary St Paul favorite shop, things escalated quickly and ownership soon changed over to Arnie Kelsey. Over the years the company unfolded and Kelsey sold the business to a pair of high school sweethearts, Douglas & Brenda Lamb. Today in 2022 the Lamb couple has many family members running and working all 3 stores including their son, Brandon, who is now on the ownership team. All three are happy to share the rest of the Candyland story with you, find out more about the history of Candyland! Pick up a copy of Candyland in the Twin Cities: Popcorn, Toffee, Brittle & Bark.

Where do customers park?

St. Paul – If you’re visiting our original location in St. Paul, you’ll find some on street parking near the shop. You may also find parking ramps just up the street.

Minneapolis – Our Minneapolis location on 7th Street has on street parking just North of the store on 7th and a parking ramp just above our stop.

Stillwater – We have our own parking lot on the North side of our building. We have 3 spots and a 4th handicap parking spot. On street parking is also available.

What is a Squirrel Turd?

Um, Excuse me?! Just Kidding! This is a regular question in our world! A Squirrel Turd is a delicious bite! A blown salted pretzel, filled with peanut butter and dipped in milk decedent milk chocolate!