Sweet Pete’s is a fabulous local candy shop that makes amazing, homemade sweets right in Jacksonville. They also offer their sweets in various stores in the region. But their shop is about much more than buying sweets. They offer candy-making classes and parties for all ages. We’ve taken our kids to a class there before, but they recently moved to a new, larger location in downtown Jax. The wildly decorated shop, itself, has a larger-than-life personality. Fernandina Beach mom Anna Battista took her children to the new shop and wrote the review below. Thanks, Anna! ~ Mamamelia
Before visiting Sweet Pete’s, I often heard it compared to something out of the “Willy Wonka” movie. Well… those reviews were right. It truly is a candy and chocolate lovers’ dream come true. I even noticed several pictures from the Willy Wonka movie displayed.
The second floor is where the fun begins. From a bake shop to an ice cream parlor to a huge array of candies, chocolates, gifts, and a whole lot more to choose from. They also offered an enclosed and open porch where you could enjoy your treats and even choose one of their many board games for your family to play. On the same floor they do “factory tours,” which was really neat. We got to peak at the chocolatiers doing what they do best.
On the third floor, they offer party space as well as classes and even a banquet space.
9am – 8pm Monday – Friday
10am – 8pm Saturday
12pm – 5pm Sunday
Classes: Regular candy-making classes are offered, including toddler classes. See the current schedule and rates by clicking here. Click on “Book Now” for exact dates.