Do you have a sweet tooth? Check out Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store.
Candy! More candy! And even more candy!
You will not be disappointed.
It’s hard to resist pulling into a huge, bright yellow building covered in colorful signs that hint at the wonders inside. Between the fun outward appearance and the promise of sugary sweets inside, Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store has made a name for itself as the best place in Minnesota to grab all the candy you need.
These guys don’t just have Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, M&M’s, and Skittles. Oh heck no, they have candies and cookies from around the world. And, they also have candies that were popular 20-30 years ago, including candy cigarettes and cow tails.
Candy has been around for at least 4,000 years and there are at least 3,000 varieties that exist today.
A Little Bit of Candy Knowledge
It was very likely the Greeks, who introduced the word, candy, into our language. A popular treat among Alexander the Great’s troops was a Persian delicacy called kand – a tasty reed garnished with honey and spices.
The word candy first appeared in English in the 15th century as ‘sugar candy’, and it meant a kind of sugar that resulted from boiling and crystallization.
Not Just Candy
If you don’t really have a sweet tooth, the Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store as stuff for you too. Because Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store doesn’t just have candy.
They also have hard-to-find sweets, delicious baked goods, the world’s largest selection of soda’s, a large variety of popcorn, chips and salsas, pastas, meats, and more. As well as other products raised or made locally by surrounding farms.
And we can’t forget the jigsaw puzzles. Especially the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle (Guinness Book of World Record large) that is on display and for purchase.
In the fall months they have apples, pumpkins, and fall produce for sale. Also, If you would like some of Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store memorabilia, they have gift shop items for sale.
About Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store
Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, also known as Jim’s Apple Farm, has been in business since the 1930’s. And they have been at there current location for about 38 years.
The store started out as Jim’s Apple Farm, with growing and selling apples as the main family business but after a couple bad apple harvests, they converted the barn into what could probably be deemed the most unique retail space in Minnesota.
They are a seasonal business that runs from Mid-May through to November. Their hours of business are from 8am to 8pm Monday through Sunday. Located at 20430 Johnson Memorial Dr. in Jordan, Minnesota. Right off of Highway 169.
You can’t miss this big, bright yellow building on the side of the road. It has ample amount of parking with a yellow sidewalk in the middle making its way up to the building.
Don’t bother looking for a website or a phone number. Because, well, they don’t have either one. However, they do have a Facebook page that keeps their patrons up-to-date.
Bring cash or check because they don’t accept credit cards, however they do have an ATM on site.
TIP: You are going to want to grab a basket with a push cart. Unless, of course, you have a lot of self-control. (Which I did not)
Upon Entering the Building
As we stepped through the door, we were overwhelmed by the vast selection of rainbow-colored candy and the aroma of fresh baked cinnamon rolls.
Only one world came to mind. HEAVEN.
With all these sweets and treats and smells before us, it was only a question of where to start our journey.
All of their candy is sectioned off by type. They have areas designated to sour candy, gumballs, licorice, gummies, European candy, hard candy, cotton candy, Japanese candy, Philippine candy, taffies, suckers, caramel, character candy, and more.
You’ll be sure to find something that you’ll enjoy.
There were a few things purchased on our trip to the candy store because they sounded, in a word, interesting. Such as spaghetti soda which tastes okay, not horrible. Tastes kind of like sweet spaghetti. Also grilled cheese and tomato soup puff chips. In a word, amazing! You can taste the grilled cheese at first and then the tomato soup kicks in. Delish!
The Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store is huge and they add on more every single year. Every inch is covered in colorful displays of temptation. The painted murals, larger than life superheroes, robotic band that plays every 5 minutes, British phone booth, and a popcorn and taffy Ferris wheel are all amazing additions.
Fun for All Ages
‘Like a kid in a candy store’ is more than an expression at Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store. So, grab a shopping basket and go to town collecting fun variations of old-school candy or some from other parts of the world.
And set aside time to soak in the incredible paintings, sculptures, and amusement everywhere you look.
All in all, this huge candy store is the place in Minnesota to go when you’re ready for a sugar rush.
Need a cool down from your sugar rush, check out one of Minnesota’s top breweries.
Or make it a road trip for a day or two. Not sure you have the budget, check out this post on travelling cheap in the USA.