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Published August 7th 2020
The best things in life are lollies
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Nothing beats lollies for a sweet pick-me-up. Find your favourite lollies in Adelaide with these top 5 choices.

Blackeby Sweets - Adelaide Central Markets, Gouger Street - (08) 8212 4122

In the 1880s, William A Blackeby enjoyed every child's dream. At only 14, he became an apprentice confectioner, making and selling sweets in Adelaide Central Market.

His son bought the sweet stall and it's been open for lolly lovers ever since.

They've stayed true to the old-style recipes, and now stock modern favourites, British, American and Dutch treats from three bright purple shops:

Old Style - Dive into dozens of boiled lolly flavours, including humbugs, redbacks, sarsaparilla, and butterscotch.

Aussie - Test your strength with the 1kg giant rainbow lollypop, colourful jelly babies and witchety grubs, jubes and snakes, sugared almonds and barley fruits.

British - Tempt yourself with Toffee and butterscotch, ginger sticks and fizzy belts, fruit pastilles buttery Scottish tablet, herbal winter candy and giant strawberry cables.

American - Willie Wonka tips his hat to Mr. Blackeby, with all the Wonka classics in store. Grab Gobstoppers and Tootsie Rolls, Nerds and Warheads, taffy and Junior Mints, Pez, Pop-Tarts, and giant 10-pound bags of jelly bellies.

They also have all the range of sweet, sour and savoury treats. Pick up cereal, soft drink, crisps, liquorice, and chocolate.

Blackeby Sweets is open Tue - Sat at the Central Markets, James Place (near Rundle Mall), and Tea Tree Plaza.

Hahndorf Sweets - 54a Main Street, Hahndorf - (08) 8388 1404

On a weekend excursion to the Adelaide Hills, grab your sugar rush from the awesome selection of lollies at Hahndorf Sweets. The quaint shop is packed with new sweet treats for today's kids, and the nostalgic favourites their parents craved. Choose from:

British - aniseed twists, sherbet fountains, toffee bonbons, custard and rhubarb, fruity non-alcoholic wine gums, and 11th century Pontefract liquorice cakes.

Boiled lollies - sarsaparilla and raspberry redbacks, candy almonds, butter balls, and spooky ghost drops.

Salty Dutch liquorice, Harry Potter chocolate wands, dozens of gummy flavours, and Aussie, British and American chocolate.

Hahndorf Sweets are vying for the best fudge in Adelaide, with classic traditional, chocolate or caramel flavours. A diabetic-safe fudge means no one misses out. Hot tip - try the Cherry Ripe fudge.

Still can't find your favourite? Ask the friendly staff. The keen sleuths can source the world's best lollies.

Hahndorf Sweets is open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm and Sat 9am - 1pm.

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Seaside Sweets - 21 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore - (08) 8449 3080

By the seaside in Port Adelaide, wave your semaphore flags to signal you need lollies. You'll be lured by the sweet aromas at Seaside Sweets.

Choose from sherbet fountains, jawbreakers, and English jellies. Blow giant Hubba Bubba bubbles in dozens of colourful flavours, as you fill a basket of nostalgic lolly goodness for the ride home.

Can't decide on Christmas presents? Forget the socks and underwear, give gift boxes or bags of Seaside's best.

If you're saving your lollies for later, sit by the beach and sip on the best coffee in town.

Seaside Sweets is open Tue - Sat

The FruChocs Shop - 203 Main Rd, McLaren Vale - (08) 8323 9105

FruChocs is like a lolly museum, with sugary art from yesteryear, but the exhibits in Fruchocs aren't just for your eyes. The curators of the fresh selection invite tastings.

Relax in the peaceful village setting of McLaren Vale, choose your favourite treats, and ask for the special treatment. The friendly staff will fire up the conveyor belt to gently send your selection into a river of goodness, finishing as chocolate-coated treats.

FruChocs has the entire Robern and Menz range:
- Robern original Apricot Coconut Balls
- Menz classic fruit and nut chocs, bumbles choc-coated honeycomb, and Crown Mints

Try the jubes, liquorice allsorts, spearmint leaves, and strawberries and cream, or the FruChocs fruity balls dipped in dark or milk chocolate.

The FruChocs Shop is open 7 days a week

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Humbugs of Hahndorf - Shop 2, 78a Main Street, Hahndorf - (08) 8388 1600

Some towns are too small for two lolly shops, but Hahndorf is too heavenly to stop at one. Humbugs has popped up with all the sweet and savoury goodness you can handle.

They stock lollies in every colour and flavour, and follow up with an endless supply of assorted jelly beans. Under the red Confectionery sign, choose from:

Lollies - pick-and-mix from the dozens of assorted lolly jars, or the packets of fruit gums, tootie frooties, blood balls, and sherbies.

English crisps - Walkers Prawn Cocktail, Smiths Scampi Fries, Frazzles Crispy Bacon, or Hula Hoops (the UK's rival to Burger Rings).

Chocolate - Rocky Road Snickers, Hershey's Gold Peanuts and Pretzels, Fry's Raspberry Cream, and the British staple, Nestle Chocolate Walnut Whip.

Fudge and Ice Cream - Humbug's fudge is also vying to be the best fudge in town with their Black Forest fudge blocks. Pints of Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavours, including Scotchy Scotch Scotch, New York Super Fudge Chunk, Cookie Dough, and Peanut Butter.

Drinks - Shirley Temple Cane Sugar, Orange Vanilla Coca Cola, Cherry or Berry Fanta, or Butterscotch Cream Soda.

COVID keeping you at home? Order the "Hahndorf from Home" pack.

Humbugs of Hahndorf is open 7 days a week.

Where do you go for the best lollies in Adelaide? Please let us know with a comment.
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