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Address: 840 11th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2524
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Great selection of Candy!

There are not too many candy shops around that have a great selection as Powell's. You can even find sodas. There are a few Powell's in various cities around California, so next... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Cave Creek, Arizona
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

There are not too many candy shops around that have a great selection as Powell's. You can even find sodas. There are a few Powell's in various cities around California, so next time you are traveling the state, check them out. l believe there is 11 of them between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Thank bond502015
Oxnard, California
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269 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The shop is adorable. Lots of old time treats which is cool. That said, the gelato was just okay. Mine had ice crystals in it and we all agreed that the flavors were lacking. Go to look, but skip the gelato.

Thank jtdanza
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great friendly staff. many retro candies yo will remember as a kid. They have a TV playing movies and 3 "theater"seats to watch from. IF you ate it as a child, they have it here. What a great little find.

Thank bill w
Redondo Beach, California
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I love love this sweet shoppe! I always feel like a kid! :) they play Charlie and the chocolate factory and they have all sorts of sweets, so many to choose from I feel like a kid!

Thank MsTravelBug1970
La Crescenta, California
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

For some reason when I travel I look for unique candy stores. The ones that will let you choose what and how much you want. This is perfect location - downtown Paso. Every type was available. I could mix jelly beans with MM's and Swedish fish. Quite the conglomerate but what I needed. A must stop for candy lovers.

Thank Lisa S
Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

It felt like stepping back in time. Loved the setting by the park, decor, candy selection (different than the masses), and gelato. Really, really appreciated that the posted a list of candy that was Kosher (Vegan, peanut-containing, etc. too.)

Thank Bruin0913
Atascadero, California
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634 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Powell's in Paso Robles is sweet tooth heaven. It is a real memory jogger as you find candies from childhood that have been long forgotten, but magically are easily remembered when they are seen. With a zillion flavors of jelly beans, there is a flavor for everyone. With a dozen flavors of gellato there is one for everybody, and the... More 

1 Thank CharleySays
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Excellent Gelatos! And just try to get out of the store empty handed!!! They have an incredible selection of candies. Everything we bought we loved!

Thank Jill A
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83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

A really cute little shop, playing willy wonka on repeat. Ice cream, Taffy, giant gummy bears and sweet related merchandise. Feels as much like a museum of sweety history as a sweet shop. Not a cheap sugar fix, but really lovely.

Thank aph83
Anaheim, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Great old fashioned Candy shop in the middle of old Paso. Well worth the visit even if your not a candy eater. Candies and goodies from way back. Loved watching the willy wonka movie while shopping. Loved it.

Thank Roy D

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