Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Entertainment District is a must see while in town. The district is home to great restaurants, nightclubs and specialty stores. Bricktown Candy Company is one of the “must do’s” while visiting. They invite you to step back in time and take a trip down memory lane.
Bricktown Candy Company is located at 100 East California on the Bricktown Canal. The Candy Company is located in the Kingman Building, built in 1908. Through the 20th century, the Kingman was home to many businesses including a large commercial plow company, wholesale drug warehouse and the Oklahoma Hardware Company.
In 2009, entrepreneurs Justin and Kathryn Thomas, envisioned a nostalgic drug store type soda fountain and candy company. The Bricktown location and the Kingman building brought together two key elements that appealed to their vision - and Bricktown Candy was born.
In the early days Bricktown Candy initially focused on Candy, Pop “in glass bottles”, and Gelato “Italian Ice Cream.” The store focused on nostalgia – and for those that found their way in – they achieved their goal. The selection of soda pop and candy comes from all over the country - and a few from out of the country - it is always fun to find the soda pop or brand of candy you grew up drinking and eating with friends and family.
Bricktown Candy Company features nostalgic favorites including salt water taffy, jelly bellies,lollypops and many more. They also feature over 150 flavors of glass bottle soda pop. Bricktown Candy also carries over 60 individual flavors of Italian gelato that are made locally by an Italian family who have been making gelato for over 100 years. The store keeps 24 of those flavors every day for you to choose.
After you select the perfect candy or concoction - sit back on a chair inside or outside and watch your kid's faces light up with joy. Challenge them to a game of checkers or play a game or two on the old pinball machines - which are for sale as well - so you don’t have to leave the fun behind - you can take one home with you.
Since the beginning, the store has been an attraction for visitors to Bricktown. That success lead the owners to purchase Triple AAA Soda Company in 2012. Triple AAA was bottled in Oklahoma City from 1937 until 1974. After extensive research, Justin was able to purchase the brand - and recipes - that made Triple AAA Root Beer a classic. Bricktown Candy Company currently offers five flavors of pop including Kola, Cream Soda, Cherry, Orange Cream, and their signature Triple AAA Root Beer.
2013 brought the latest addition to their business - a new store - Around Oklahoma. The store features products exclusively made in Oklahoma. Whether you are from Oklahoma and feel the Okie pride or if you are a visitor looking for the perfect souvenir to take home, Around Oklahoma carries all things Oklahoma including tee-shirts, gift baskets, pickled asparagus, BBQ sauces, soaps, candles and much more.
Bricktown Candy Company is fun for the whole family. The Store is located at 100 East California in the Bricktown Entertainment District. For more information call 405-600-9009 or visit www.bricktowncandy.com.