The Best Sweets and Treats Stores in Montana

From the old-timey candy shop experience in Red Lodge to the farmers’ market treatment out on beautiful Bigfork, this state’s got plenty o’ flavor that caters to the big kid with a sweet tooth.

900 9th St S #2, Great Falls, MT 59405, USA
Whether you’re an adventurous popcorn connoisseur or more of a kernel traditionalist, The Popcorn Colonel has a flavor for any craving. Kernel traditionalists will delight in butter, caramel and cheddar flavored popcorn made fresh daily. For the more adventurous popcorn connoisseurs, huckleberry, rocky road and jalapeno cheddar will certainly excite any taste buds. Form the troops and check out the Colonel’s new and innovative flavor of the month; the month of strawberry cheesecake and the previous month of salted caramel were particularly delicious times! Hours: Mon-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10-4pm
34126 S Finley Point Rd, Polson, MT 59860, USA
Sweet or tart, fresh or frozen, dried or jarred as molasses, the Fat Robin Orchard & Farm specializes in all things cherry. Several varieties of cherries are grown on the orchard, including the popular Lambert cherry and Montmorency pie cherries. During the summer, a day would be perfectly spent strolling around the orchard, picking your own basket of cherries and meeting the friendly resident sheep.
883 Leese Ln
Dear, sweet, honey. Raw, unfiltered, unheated, made in Montana honey to be more precise. The Wustner Brothers keep their bees in the Sapphire Mountains outside of Missoula, where they can happily forage on Montana wildflowers and create delicious honey. The Wustner Brothers currently have several varieties of honey, including napweed, wildflower and clover honey. Creamed honey in a variety of flavors is also available. Wustner Brothers Honey can be found at grocery stores and in restaurant menus all over the state- don’t miss their creamed honey with local huckleberries for a double dose of Montana goodness.
23126 Yellow Bay Ln, Bigfork, MT 59911, USA
You’ve never had a proper cherry until you’ve tried cherries from Flathead, Montana. Sunny skies in the Big Sky Country and glacier fed water contribute to the superbly sweet taste of cherries from the Flathead Lake Region. The Orchard at Flathead has over 500 trees producing these sweet fruits as well as many apple, peach, pear and plum trees. Not only can you enjoy fresh fruit from the Orchard but their cherry BBQ sauce and cherry jam are especially delectable treats. You can find their jams, sauces and fruits at Montana farmers markets and food stores all over the state.
42 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601, USA
Step back in time and treat yourself to a thick frosty milkshake at the Parrot Confectionery. Little has changed since its opening in 1922; from the shiny soda fountains to the old-time juke box against the wall, much of the the interior has remained unaltered for nearly a century. The Parrot rewards their customers with delectable treats such as sundaes, malts, homemade sodas, milk shakes, as well as hand dipped chocolates, homemade fudges and caramels.
7 Broadway Ave N, Red Lodge, MT 59068, USA
Stepping into the Montana Candy Emporium is certain to overwhelm all of your senses. Smells of freshly made fudge fill the air while walls full of signs, cool cruiser bikes and nicknacks will keep your eyes busy. Of course, the main attraction is the giant buckets filled with taffies, chocolates, jelly beans, licorices and hand made delights. The smells, sites and tastes will definitely make you feel.....well, like a kid in a candy store.
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