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“So good!”

The Parrot Confectionery
Ranked #2 of 14 Shopping in Helena
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Went to visit for the candy, stayed for lunch. Had their tamale with chili. Best chili I have ever had, but did not resemble what you normally think of chili; no beans, smoother texture, and tamales to die for. I wish they would share their chili recipe, so I could recreate it. I would even learn how to make tamales for this! Candy was also good, but try the caramel corn, and especially their caramel apples with nuts. Delicious, all the way around. This place has been around forever, in an older building. Kind of like the old time soda fountain. I had the root beer float which was great, but they also have milk shakes and phosphates and other drinks. Well worth the visit. Candy is made on-site.

Thank QueenG56
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is an authentic soda fountain and candy shop. Was a great place to visit and buy some treats. Very fun. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The place is really 3 things in one – a chocolate shop, an old fashioned soda fountain (with bar) and a little restaurant. We tried the chocolates and the soda fountain and were impressed.

Soda fountain – so many options. They have malts, sodas and phosphates. It seems like they have limitless options and the staff is very helpful in getting the right one for you. We tried the chocolate ice cream soda (they made a chocolate soda and added chocolate ice cream to it) and the huckleberry phosphate. The huckleberry phosphate is really pretty novel – for non-locals huckleberry alone is quite the fun novelty, add a soda made there on the spot, huckleberry ice cream and just a drop or two of citric acid and you have a one-of-a-kind treat. Really worth a visit.

Chocolates and candies – they have a broad selection. They even have what are normally known as turtles but they call Parrots. For those not in the mood for chocolate, they have other options as well.

The location is perfect right there along Last Chance Gulch. The décor has a nostalgic feel. It’s worth a stop.

Thank js6872
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Since 1910, The Parrot has offered up amazing sweets, great chili, and real fountain drinks. My parents had dates at this place in the 60's. The Parrot hasn't changed after all these years, and that's a wonderful thing. It's one of those places we hope never goes away. If you're in Helena, stop by a locally owned and operated establishment and take a step back in time!

Thank Brent N
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

This was a childhood favorite for me. I moved away but make sure that I come back every summer while I am in town. I even have them mail me a little something special during the winter. This is the quintessential old fashion candy shop. They don't have much actual food so don't come expecting a full meal. This is a candy shop and that is what they do the best. The hand make all their candy and make the roads fresh when you order.

Thank medicgal131
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