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No vacation in Pigeon Forge is complete without sampling some of the area’s delicious fudge! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to a number of wonderful candy shops that make some of the tastiest fudge in Tennessee. To help you make the most of your next getaway, The Inn on the River has put together a guide to five stores that offer the best fudge in Pigeon Forge.
1. The Old Mill Candy Kitchen
Located across from Pigeon Forge’s historic grist mill, The Old Mill Candy Kitchen is a can’t-miss destination for anyone with a sweet tooth. All of the fudge at the Candy Kitchen is made the old fashioned way, in copper kettles. Before your visit to the shop, be sure to pick up a coupon book at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center, which usually includes a coupon for a free ½ pound of fudge with the purchase of 1 pound. The Old Mill Candy Kitchen offers a wide selection of fudge flavors, including a seasonal pumpkin fudge that is extremely popular!
It’s not surprising that a store called “The Fudgery” has some of the very best fudge in Pigeon Forge! Situated at The Island shopping complex, The Fudgery offers many varieties of mouth watering fudge, such as chocolate peanut butter, maple nut, and rocky road. The Fudgery is also famous for its entertainment: visitors can watch the fudge being made and listen to the employees do some singing. Samples at The Fudgery are always free, so you can try before you buy.
3. Goats on the Roof
Hidden away in Wears Valley, Goats on the Roof may be a little off the beaten path, but it is definitely worth a visit! This unique attraction takes its name from the live goats who reside on the building’s roof. In addition to its four-legged residents, Goats on the Roof is also famous for its creamy fudge. While the shop carries normal fudge flavors, guests can also try unusual concoctions like ghost pepper fudge!
4. Country Candy Kitchen
The fudge at Country Candy Kitchen is made fresh each day using an original homemade recipe that has been perfected over the course of 50 years. Hand stirred in copper kettles, the fudge at the Candy Kitchen comes in a number of popular varieties, including chocolate walnut, vanilla pecan, chocolate turtle, peanut butter, and orange creamsicle. Besides fudge, Country Candy Kitchen sells fantastic caramel apples, salt water taffy, peanut brittle, and chocolate covered treats.
In addition to The Fudgery, The Island in Pigeon Forge boasts another great sweet shop: Big Rock Candy Kitchen. Some of the most talked about flavors at this popular store include the cheesecake caramel fudge, mocha fudge, and banana pudding fudge. Of course, Big Rock Candy Kitchen carries plenty of other amazing desserts, such as truffles, gelato, caramel corn, and bear claws.
When you stay at The Inn on the River, you will be minutes away from the best fudge in Pigeon Forge. With complimentary breakfast, indoor and outdoor pools, a fun Kid Zone, and balconies overlooking the Little Pigeon River, our hotel has everything you need for an unforgettable getaway. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms!