800 Market St., Wilmington, 652-5252; 4105 Concord Pike, Talleyville, 478-5324, www.govatoschocolates.com
Del. 1 and Westway Drive, Bethany Beach, 537-7655; 123 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-8525; 100 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 537-1733; 37075 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-6805; 1 S. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9200; 102 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7195; 18627 Del. 1, Rehoboth Beach, 645-4769, www.candykitchen.com
Those who can recall the days of true penny candy can relive a golden era of novelty candy. You’ll find wax lips, Mary Janes, Pixie Sticks, Squirrel Nut Zippers and more at Candy for All Occasions, plus an amazing variety of licorice, dried fruit, nut mixes and custom chocolates.
2215 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 654-9171, www.candyforalloccasions.com
The Seaside Country Store is one of a kind. Built in the tradition of a New England country shop in 1969, this iconic red building is bursting at the seams with gourmet foods, cheeses and old-fashioned candy. But it’s the rich, silky-smooth homemade fudge that gets us every time.
1208 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-6110, www.seasidecountrystore.com