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Six real-life Willy Wonka shops in Indiana

Looking for something sweet? Consider these shops your golden ticket to Wonka-like goodness.

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Best Chocolate in Town opened its Mass Avenue location in spring 2023.

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The new Wonka movie hit theaters over the weekend, and it’s got us in the mood for an Everlasting Gobstopper or a Whizzdoodle, so we decided to round up a list of Hoosier confectioners that are sure to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Consider this list your golden ticket to Circle City candy.

SoChatti, 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Suite D2
Get the full experience at the tasting room by making your own drop candies and taking a tour of the facility where chocolate is made right here in Indianapolis.

Rocket Fizz, 55 Monument Circle
Want to feel nostalgic? This iconic spot on Monument Circle carries a huge selection of unique candies and bottled sodas.

DeBrand Fine Chocolates, 8685 River Crossing Blvd.
This gourmet chocolatier features boxed chocolates, specialty artisan chocolates, chocolate truffles, chocolate art boxes, and more that are sure to melt in your mouth.

Best Chocolate in Town, 884 Massachusetts Ave.
Newfangled Confections is based in Indianapolis and was founded in 2012, with a number of delicious chocolate treats such as the signature chocolate pies, truffles, caramels, and handmade bars sold at this shop.

The Famous Soda & Candy Company, 1538 N. Main St., Speedway
This hidden gem has a large selection of old fashioned candies and treats you may have forgotten about.


S’morecicles opened a s’morefront in Gosport, IN where owner Lynsey Delp’s family is from.

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S’morecicles, 145 E. Main St., Gosport
If you know City Editor Nicole, you know she’s S’morecicles’ No. 1 fan. About 30 minutes north of Bloomington, this cute little shop has s’more for you to love with specialty s’mores flavors and s’morsels (mini marshmallows topped with melted chocolate and toppings of your choice).

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