Taking candy from a baby is actually quite difficult, due to their razor-sharp talons and innate knowledge of jujitsu. Enjoy sweet treats safely with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of confections at Campus Candy on State Street.
With 500 varieties of ambrosial confections cascading from its bulk candy dispensers, Campus Candy doles out delectable delights for all manner of sugar seeker. Adults will feel like kids in a candy store and kids will feel enraged with joy as they mix and match classic favorites with newcomers to the saccharine scene ($2.89/quarter-pound for bulk candy). Cocoa cravers can fill their 10-gallon hats with chocolate-covered coffee beans, chocolate-covered brownie dough, and even chocolate-covered gummi bears. Sweet teeth who prefer their treats fat-free, frozen, and in yogurt format can take a trip to the fro-yo bar ($0.49/oz. without topping, $0.59/oz. with topping). The 150 flavors—including sweet hot-fudge cream puff and key lime—rotate daily like the world's laziest ballerina, and guests can conscript any candy from the brobdingnagian bonbon selection into topping service.
Relax in the café-style seating while watching one of the plasma TVs, chatting with friends using the free WiFi, or sipping hot chocolate and contemplating the Sisyphean futility of trying to eat an everlasting gobstopper.
- Electric green floors draw your attention at first glance, followed by the extensive collection of every kind of candy imaginable. At first, the selection is a bit intimidating. Then, you remember — there’s nothing intimidating about candy, and you go to town. – Natalie Sandy, Badger Herald
- It is about time Madison got a bulk candy store! – Amy B., Yelp, 2/1/11
It was a fateful day that Campus Candy founder Mark Tarnofsky dropped his daughter off at Indiana University about four years ago. On a mission to track down a simple candy bar, the dutiful dad found himself roaming far afield until he finally landed at a distant drugstore. Convinced that college kids want candy within constant reach, Tarnofsky started his first store right there, and soon expanded to the schools in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. Each outlet sells more than 500 different types of candy, all of which may be repurposed as toppings on a rotating menu of frozen yogurt. By slinging bulk candy at a fixed price, Campus Candy stores make it easy for college kids to load up on diverse desserts without filling their schedules with bonbon-making classes.
553 State St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703Get Directions