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Sugar High, Up High: Five Exceptional Airport Candy Shops

February 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM | by | ()

If you’re flying next week, beware the red and pink cheap chocolates of the Hudson News airport outlets. While sending something in advance of Valentine’s Day is probably the best idea, you can always grab something nice for him or her on your way home from the airport, and no we're not talking about flowers from an arrivals hall vending machine. Here’s five airport candy shops that should satisfy any sweetie’s sweet tooth:

Sugar Pop - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Even if you don’t need something for the upcoming Hallmark holiday, it’s worth it to stop in at Sugar Pop within the mall section of Terminal 1-Lindbergh. The place is loaded with different colors and sugary options, and they even have some teddy bears and other cuddly critters to go along with all those calories. This isn’t exactly the place for gourmet confections, but if you’re looking for oversized lollipops or personalized treats, it'll more than do.

Candy Empire – Singapore-Changi Airport

Sitting within the basement level of Terminal 3 is the spot you need to visit for chocolates, cookies, and everything in between. They promise stuff from Australia, Europe, and the United States, so if you can’t find something that fits your needs, you don’t know what you need. A few pieces of foreign candy from Candy Empire should hopefully smooth over any sort of trouble caused by not being home on Valentine's Day.

Natalie's Candy Bar – Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport

Located within the best part of the airport—Terminal D—sits a self-serve candy shop boasting more than 300 different kinds of sweets and treats. They’re proud of their more conventional options, but they also have plenty of candies that will take you for a stroll down memory lane. Sweet, sour, and everything in between is available for your snacking pleasure, and of course there’s plenty of chocolate too.

Candy's Corner – Brussels Airport

When you think of chocolates Belgium just might come to mind, and that’s why they’re ready to fill you up at the airport before you depart from Brussels. The airport’s candy shop is located with the main airport terminal, and they promise everything from chocolate squares to chewing gum. Fancy truffles are always a good pick, but we’re suckers for anything sweet with a foreign label that features nutrition information in foreign units of measure.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat – Chicago-O’Hare International Airport

There’s something a little more unique available within the B Concourse of Terminal 1, and we’re talking about bacon-flavored chocolate bars. The options here are certainly a change of pace from the typical box of chocolates, but we say you can’t go wrong with a gourmet chocolate block that has hints of curry and coconut. Traditionalists can simply pick up one of their signature purple ribbon-wrapped boxes of truffles, and there are even plenty of cookies and exotic cocoa mixes. Selecting something here might just be your ticket out of the doghouse if you’re flying around February 14.

[Photos: Jaunted, Yelp and Nooschi]

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