Estes Park spot voted number one candy shop in the U.S.

Jun 20, 2024, 12:49 PM | Updated: 5:46 pm

A staple in downtown Estes Park was just voted as the best candy store in the U.S.

The Taffy Shop took the top spot in the USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Selected by a panel of experts and voted by readers of USA Today as the best in the nation, these candy shops stand out because they offer a variety of delicious treats that you won’t always find in big chains or supermarkets. Plus, they offer the chance to discover new flavors, support local businesses and enjoy a fun and nostalgic experience.

Courtesy of The Taffy Shop

They have been making sweet-tooth fanatics in Estes Park for almost 90 years and on a busy day, the line to snag salt water taffy runs out the door.

Marl Igel, the shop owner, says, “We really feel humbled to be in this position, and I think it’s an honor for our customers that they put us there.”

The Taffy Shop has used the same recipe since 1935 and it’s not going to change. Check out their website here to order online, read their fascinating history or join the ‘taffy of the month’ club.

Courtesy of The Taffy Shop

They are planning an event where they’re going to have a group photo in front of the store, not just the staff, but their friends, customers and anyone that knows and loves the Taffy Shop will be invited.

See the full top 10 list from USA Today here.


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