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Sweet Pete's Candy

400 N Hogan St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4104
+1 904-376-7161
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Crazy staff and excellent candy. They have some truly unique drinks and candy flavors. The sea salt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CjW9905
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Macon, Georgia
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Not too impressed

We went here the week before Easter. There were no Large easter bunneis for baskets, much of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
david h
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Ocala, Florida
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Peter Behringer, owner of Sweet Pete's, was raised in the chocolate industry. In 1985, when he was eleven years old, his mother opened a family chocolate business that grew to encompass 32 locations. In 2010, Behringer opened his own whimsical candy shop located in a colorful Victorian home. In 2014, Sweet Pete's was featured on the CNBC hit reality series "The Profit" hosted by Marcus Lemonis, a billionaire investor. Lemonis loved Pete, his candy, and his crazy ideas for where this little shop could go. Sweet Pete's was relocated to an historic mansion in Downtown Jacksonville which includes a full service restaurant, an ice cream parlor, a candy factory with a viewing balcony, and even a toy store! The fun-filled educational environment includes Sweet Pete's Sweet Science Classes, hands-on interactive candy making sessions, and birthday parties. Sweet Pete's is run by a group of naturally fun people who are committed to creating the Sweetest Destination on Earth.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“candy store” (34 reviews)
“candy apple” (28 reviews)
“candy making” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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400 N Hogan St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4104
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+1 904-376-7161
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"candy store"
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"candy apple"
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"candy making"
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"sweet tooth"
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"salted caramels"
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"making class"
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"lollipops"
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"willy wonka"
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"dessert bar"
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"sea salt"
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"three story"
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"candy land"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crazy staff and excellent candy. They have some truly unique drinks and candy flavors. The sea salt caramel is amazing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here the week before Easter. There were no Large easter bunneis for baskets, much of the candy was prepackaged stuff you can find anywhere. The building is looking tired despite the fun decor and amazing light fixtures. The chairs on the front porch...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place should never be skipped as you walk the streets. Well worth stopping for 1) a great piece of chocolate and 2) a reminder of all the pieces you should NOT indulge unless there is an hour walk ahead

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love sweets ans sugary delights, I dont know if you are going to find a better mecca than this!! Sweet Pete's is my go to place for gifts and for clients. I bring every out of town visitor I have to experience this...More

1  Thank D5511NBrobertd
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SweetPetesCandy, Public Relations Manager at Sweet Pete's Candy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is AWESOME!!! Can’t wait to go back again and eat some more sweets. The variety was unbelievable with great pricing. The staff was super friendly and we even got to see Pete. He seems like such a “sweet” no pun intended individual that...More

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SweetPetesCandy, Public Relations Manager at Sweet Pete's Candy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously!? A candy store with no tastings ahead of time? I've been to Davidson's of Dundee, Ellis Brothers Pcans, Kermit's key lime in Key West, even Peterbrooke here in Jacksonville, but never have I been to what is supposed to be a candy store or...More

2  Thank Sheryl E
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SweetPetesCandy, Public Relations Manager at Sweet Pete's Candy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, we're sorry your experience wasn't as you expected. We always try to give every guest a sample of our most popular candy - sea salt caramel. In addition, any of the hundreds of candies located in self-serve bins throughout the store are able...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We did the candy factory tour. It was really cool! Tim was so nice and interacted really well with the kids. I love that the incorporate small pieces of the original willy wonka and the chocolate factory into their factory and store. All the candy...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The owners have gone past the norm to provide the best chocolate and shop experience that I've ever saw. The displays are beautiful and children love them. The chocolate is as good as you will find anywhere. I would recommend Sweet Pete's to couples and...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Three floors of temptations, creations and stimulations. More than a candy shop, Sweet Pete's is also an ice cream parlor, a toy store, an event space and a trip down memory lane. The candy itself is delicious (malted milk balls to die for) but it...More

Thank Victoria Z
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Such a fun and unique place to spend an hour or 2. The restaurant is a bit pricey for young kids but definitely a different place for a new date night! The atmosphere is very kid oriented that even an adult would enjoy...its VERY Alice...More

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There are so many selections to choose from. You can't go wrong.
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I did not see any dogs inside. By Florida State Law, only a registered service dog can be brought inside of any restaurant or business. I did not see any signs outside saying no dogs on the porch.
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