Craving the sweet stuff? Sweeten up your day with some candy, lollipops and any treat you desire. Discover confectioneries and sweet shops that supply bags of your favourite pick’n’mix, chewy sweets and chocolate bars or cakes and gateaux. Filter your results to find the store that will best match your needs.
Candy shops to satisfy your sweet tooth
Who doesn’t love a good selection of their favourite pick’n’mix? From foamy marshmallow to sticky toffees, aniseed or liquorice-flavoured bombons and everything in between, if your sweet tooth is beckoning, a candy store is the place to be. Sweet stores across the island include long-established stores celebrated for their signature products, up-and-coming outlets that offer an impressive selection of foreign sweets and novel establishments that have brought the concept of mobile sweet shops to a whole new level. Note that most sweet shops are well stocked with a variety of halal, sugar free, lactose and gluten free, as well as vegan products.
Larger establishments are also known for their mouth-watering cakes and gateaux. Whether it is fruity flans, pies and tarts, rich logs and mousses or various cakes and bakes, these shops offer more than your typical sweets. Keeping in line with the tradition of Maltese confectionery products, some shops are specifically well-known for producing local sweet treats like the brittle caramel nougat or its softer kind. Typically consumed during the festa season, nougat is one of the most popular local confectionery. The nutty brittle nougat is filled with a variety of nuts with the most common one being the traditional sesame seed variety, whereas the soft nougat comes in different flavours be it strawberry, orange, chocolate or mint. Although rich in sugar and carbohydrates, it is tough to resist.
Get your daily needs from a confectionery
A confectionery is meant to sell both baker’s confections like baked products that are usually eaten as desserts such as cakes, pastries and doughnuts and sugar confections consumed as snacks such as candy, chocolate and chewing gum. However, confectioneries found across the Maltese islands have evolved over the years to include a wide variety of items customers can purchase. As a result, many do not only sell sweets, chocolates, cakes, cookies, biscuits and various pastries but also act as convenience stores whereby you can find other food items. Whether it is dried food products like pasta, rice and couscous, cereal, tinned and canned foodstuff, sauces, condiments and dips or daily necessities like fresh milk, fresh daily bread and a large variety of drinks, confectioneries have now become your one-stop shop to your daily needs. In addition, many stores may also have a designated area that has a vast selection of gluten-free and diabetic products. Depending on the size of the store, some may even go a step further to offer alcohol and cigarettes, whereas others may also have newspapers and magazines and limited quantities of toiletries, cleaning and laundry products.
As confectionery and sweet shops have mushroomed, finding one will certainly not be a problem. Planning a party or gathering at your home? Order a cake from the confectionery or request larger quantities of a type of bread such as rolls or buns ideal for that perfect sandwich. And why not have your favourite sweet shop prepare a candy buffet to your guests' delight or impress your visitors with decorative glass jars filled with colourful sweets?