Visit the Big Top Candy Shop

This is the sixth entry in our category of “Austin Gems” (see the side bar on the right). Sure, you’ve had tex-mex and bbq while in Austin, but everyone should indulge their inner-child every once in a while…here’s one suggestion for you to do just that!

Do you love candy? How about an old-fashioned soda? Are you looking for a special gift for your favorite sweet eater? If so, then you must visit the Big Top Candy Shop on South Congress. As soon as you walk through the door, you’ll be overwhelmed by the selection of hard-to-find treats…some will surely bring back fond memories of days long past. From Pop Rocks to Bottle Caps, Cow Tails to All-Day Suckers, you will surely find one of your favorites among the shelves. Fudge lovers will find an entire counter full of delicious flavors. Chocolate lovers will be tempted with numerous covered delights.  If you are feeling bold and adventurous, try the chocolate covered bacon…it’s surprisingly delicious.

For those who remember fondly the days of soda fountains, saddle up to the bar and order one of the many possible flavors of authentic sodas available. Ice cream floats, cherry colas, shakes and malts…the choices are plentiful. Don’t be surpised if owner Brandon Hodge is behind the bar, smiling as he prepares your favorites.

No matter what you like, you are sure to find it here. This is the type of store that you just can’t leave empty handed! Take your kids, your nieces and nephews, your grandchildren.  Stop in with your date, your spouse, your co-workers. It really doesn’t matter who you take…everyone will love it.

The Big Top Candy Shop is located at 1706 South Congress Avenue. 
Open Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

If you have suggestions for other Austin Gems, we’d love to hear them. Email ideas to and we’ll be sure to give you credit on the blog when we use your idea!

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