In case you are curious, here are the questions we get asked the most.

 

What is gelato?
Gelato is Italian ice cream that contains little or no air and less dairy-fat than traditional ice cream resulting in a dense and flavorful ice cream. Come on in for a free sample of one of our 24 flavors of, what we believe, is the best ice cream gelato in Idaho.

 

Do you make your own chocolates?
We make our own handcrafted chocolates like, English toffee, almond bark, peanut clusters, coconut haystacks, caramels, oversized pecan and almond turtles, and jumbo peanut butter cups. You can find these in our chocolate display case!

 

Where do you get all this stuff?
Our handcrafted chocolates are made by us! The rest of our inventory comes from suppliers all over the US, including Canada and the UK. We work hard to seek out interesting candies and unique retro items to make our store a fun candy adventure.

 

What old-fashioned candy has come back into production?
After years of not being in production, these old favorites have made a comeback: Tart-N-Tinys, Wacky Wafers, Astro Pops, and Nehi soda. You can always count on these old school favorites filling our shelves: BB Bats, Kits, Bit-O-Honey, Fun Dip, Gold Coins, Candy Cigarettes, Bottle Caps, Zotz, Fruit Stripe Gum, Gold Mine Gum, Pop Rocks, Rootbeer Barrels, Lemon Drops, Atomic Fireballs, and so much more!

 

Do you have Black Jack gum?
Word on the street has it that Black Jack gum (by far our most requested candy) will be back in production this Fall! We will keep you updated on this most cherished nostalgic candy comeback!

 

Do you have coffee?
Yes! We are best known for our affongatos: A scoop of gelato ice cream with a shot of espresso poured over the top. Sooooo yummy! We also have espresso, Americano coffee, and mocha.

 

Do you ever get sick of watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
What? No, never! One of the best ever movies, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, takes center stage as it plays continuously in our store along on two screens. Best paired with our nostalgic candy!

 

Is the Wonka Bar still being made?
Sadly, the Wonka bar is no longer being made. A few years ago, we even started a campaign with our customers to bring the Wonka Bar back, but as of today it is still not in production. We do, however, have our last bar framed and hanging in our store so you can come see it and reminisce.

 

Do you do Birthday Parties? What about Family Reunions or other group activities?
Yes! If you are hosting a birthday party or looking for a fun event for your group, we’ve created the sweetest scavenger hunt of our Candy Emporium. With a colorful map in hand, candy explorers will look high and low to find their special treats. Once the scavenger hunt is successfully completed, they will get a special prize. See more information here.

 

Do you sell gift baskets?
You can come in and create your gift basket! We have bags, baskets, boxes and retro tin lunch boxes that you can fill yourself with favorite treats and gifts to create the perfect gift. For custom and corporate gift baskets, please contact us via email contactboise@cravinscandy.com

 

Do you sell gift cards?
Yes! You can buy gift cards at our store or Instant Gift Cards are available online (online Gift Cards are redeemable at our Boise location only). Get a digital gift card here!

With a gift card, you can purchase anything at our store; no restrictions.

 

Can I get a donation for our event?
We are currently offering our community partners the opportunity to book a Golden Ticket Fundraiser event at our store. With our Golden Ticket Fundraising, you pick a day and we will make it your day at Cravin’s Candy Emporium. See full information here.

 

Are you hiring?
We are always accepting applications from smiling, happy people. Simply come in for an application, fill it out completely, and return it to the store. We interview periodically based on our store needs and availability.

 

Is Cravin’s your last name?
No, it is not our last name. It comes from “Craving” as in “Everybody has a little cravin’…”

 

Why did your store change name?
We opened our candy store as “Powell’s Sweet Shoppe” in January 2007 as part of a small franchise group of 18 candy stores. After completing our contract, we decided to rebrand our store. In July of 2016 we opened as Cravin’s Candy Emporium.

 

How many stores are there?
There are currently three Independent Cravin’s Candy Emporiums located in Bend OR, Boise ID, and Windsor CA.

 

 

 

 

Come in for a treat!