Before the invention of candy, mankind had to make do with "nature's candy"—fermented cabbage, fruit the monkeys didn't want, and live, feather-covered Peeps. Celebrate man's triumph over nature and a whole lot more with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of treats from Simply Sweet Shoppe, located in the Carmel Arts and Design District.
The friendly confection peddlers at Simply Sweet Shoppe serve an ample assortment of treasured sweets and baked treats that recalls the warm embrace of the neighborhood candy store. In time for this summer, they started serving up scoops of the luscious Gelato Da Vinci ($1.59–$4), which comes in seven flavors, two fruity sorbets, and cones shaped like Leonardo da Vinci's first wafflecopter. Retro and modern candy favorites still line the walls in jars and barrels, too. Tickle your tongue with classic Bottle Caps, wax lips, Necco Wafers, and Skybars ($0.10–$3). Procure bulk bunches of Gummi Bears, chocolates, and nuts ($3.99–$16.99). Or snag a truffly gift of truffles from the Best Chocolate in Town ($0.69–$4 apiece). Local bakers fresh-cook batches of rich cookies, scones, and more each day ($1–$6), which you can pair with a tart or a hot café drink, such as the award-winning hot chocolate ($1.50–$6), chocolaty enough to awaken any errant centaur from a salt-induced coma.
Set in a renovated 1872 Victorian home that won the Carmel Chamber's Look Award in 2008, the warm, whimsical décor, coupled with rich aromas and the intoxicating siren song of the Clark bar, makes Simply Sweet Shoppe a feast for the senses. Such lure can make the friendly family joint a bit busy on weekends, so plan your indulgence accordingly.
Simply Sweet Shoppe was awarded Best Hot Chocolate in 2008 by Indianapolis Monthly and was nominated for Best Chocolate in 2009 by CityVoters. Three Yelpers give Simply Sweet Shoppe an average of 4.5 stars:
- I love the atmosphere. Lots of old fashioned candy that I remember when growing up. Delicious – phoebelola, CityVoter
- Simply the greatest Chocolate and Candy Store in Central Indiana – Jstafford, CityVoter
- Just one tiny cup is enough to send you into a chocoholic swoon, but if you are feeling adventurous, go for the Spicy Mayan, with hints of cayenne pepper and cinnamon. – Indianapolis Monthly
Simply Sweet Shoppe
An 1872 Victorian home sets the stage for Simply Sweet Shoppe's misty, nostalgic world of handmade chocolate truffles, bulk bins full of colorful candies, and the smell of freshly baked cookies, muffins, and scones. Displays of ten-cent candies and retro sweets evoke the image of a simpler time, when men still wore hats and "horse chestnuts" was still considered a curseword. Guests dine on savory panini sandwiches on the sunny patio, or sip cups of Hubbard & Cravens coffee as they admire the gift baskets and confectioneries from local candysmiths such as Indiana Artisans. The array of goodies satisfies any sweet tooth, whether it desires the cold creamy texture of gelato and sorbets, the frozen fruitiness of smoothies, or the wholesome sweetness of fresh baked goods.
30 N Rangeline Rd.
Carmel, Indiana 46032Get Directions