Dreamy treats. Colorful sweets. Chocolates and confections as far as the eye can see. When it comes to delectable delights, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory has nothing over the fun and fantasy of iCandy
, the ultimate sweet spot located just minutes outside of Atlantic City in Margate.
“Our philosophy is to make people happy with chocolates, candy and great customer service,” says iCandy owner Jan Staller, who happily commutes two hours from her home in Edison to her store on Ventnor Avenue. A former teacher, Staller stumbled upon her love of all things sugar through an innovative science class project.
“We did a hands-on experiment with chocolate and from that moment on, I was hooked,” Staller said.
Staller’s family business has been satisfying candy cravings for 25 years. They even supplied sweet treats to the famous Zabar’s market in New York. They have operated Jersey Shore candy shops in Cape May, Wildwood and Rio Grande before introducing iCandy to visitors and residents of the greater Atlantic City area.
Inside, iCandy is everything you could want in a shore candy store. With over 500 varieties of candy and treats, it’s a mouth-watering selection that offers something for everyone. Let’s start with the fudge. They make their own in more than 30 different flavors. According to Staller, local fudge fans went nuts when iCandy introduced an experimental new flavor: dark chocolate caramel sea salt fudge. One taste of this magical flavor combination and it was easy to believe they had a hard time keeping it in stock.
The chocolates, all hand-made in iCandy’s exclusive Edison factory, include truffles, chocolate covered pretzels, nut clusters, raspberry creams, peanut butter smoothies, mint sticks and marshmallow snow balls. Fans of the Jelly Belly brand will flip for the full 48 flavors on display.
And no visit to the Jersey shore is complete without authentic salt water taffy. Visitors to iCandy will find an entire wall of tempting taffy flavors. In addition to fresh popcorn and caramel corn, nostalgic candies, sugar free selections, chocolate pizzas, and chocolate dipped potato chips, iCandy offers hand-painted and decorated chocolate covered Oreo cookies, perfect for events and party favors. Staller and her team have even created edible photos for customers and celebrities the likes of Madonna, John Legend and The Tenors.
Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, find unique party favors or make someone else’s day a little sweeter, iCandy is ready to deliver a happy little sugar rush.
9401 Ventnor Avenue