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Top 6 Places to Find Fantastic Fudge in Downtown Gatlinburg

A walk in downtown Gatlinburg is filled with many sweet smells as early as the crack of dawn. As the candy shops open downtown, one of those smells will be of fudge filling the air. When you’re in Gatlinburg, you’ll be tempted by many things on your walk, and we’ll give you 6 places to visit if fudge is something you’re seeking for your sweet tooth.

1. Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen

Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen​ has been a staple in downtown Gatlinburg for many years now, and their fudge is just one example of their longevity. With flavors such as vanilla pecan, peanut butter, and other traditional flavors, it’s plain to see why their scratch-made fudge can favor even the picky eater. Don’t just hang outside the window to see the taffy made. Come on in!

homemade fudge at candy shop2. Aunt Mahalia’s Homemade Candies

Not to be outdone, ​Aunt Mahalia’s Homemade Candies​ also has 2 locations in downtown Gatlinburg serving homemade fudge. In fact, their declaration that they have the best homemade candies on earth isn’t an overstatement, especially with their creamy fudge. You can even get an assortment if you can’t decide which Heavenly Fudge you like best.

3. Chocolate Monkey

Chocolate Monkey​ has several locations in the Sevier County area, and it’s easy to see why they expanded into the downtown Gatlinburg area. They have a bigger selection of the tasty treat, and this means quite an imaginative array of flavors. We recommend you try their Monkey Butter, as it’s their most popular fudge — and tastiest!

4. Kilwin’s

Kilwins in GatlinburgKilwin’s​ may not be a local mom and pop candy shop in downtown Gatlinburg, but that doesn’t mean they are any less tasty.​ ​If you thought Chocolate Monkey had a great selection, then you’ll be amazed at what this shop brings to the table — or the countertop. Their fantastic flavors include Mud, Maple Walnut, and Turtle among many others!

5. The Fudgery

The Fudgery​ has locations in other tourist hot spots, including downtown Gatlinburg, because they know how to deliver fudge in style. They introduced their fudge to America in 1980 and have expanded to 12 states and counting. Serving good old-fashioned fudge has been their specialty, and their unique way of serving their customers with some entertaining employees making fudge is a testament to their popularity through the years.

homemade walnut fudge6. Fudge Shoppe of the Smokies

The Fudge Shoppe of the Smokies​ has 2 locations in the high traffic areas of downtown Gatlinburg, and being a fudge-only business, they take their process seriously. Seriously good, that is. Making a batch of quality fudge involves the use of a copper pot, and this is accomplished here to make a delicious batch of fresh fudge every day for its many customers who stop by their stands.

A stay at Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals means you’re never too far away from these 6 delicious shops that offer fudge. Be sure and ​book a cabin​ with us soon so you can experience a sweet time with us that lasts much longer than a sugar rush!