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Gamla Stans Polkagriskokeri

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Best Candy store ever

The store was so charming. They had the BEST peppermint ever. Buy all you desire while you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dayton, Ohio
Swedish Candy

This wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but it’s still a fabulous candy store in Gamla Stan! Old... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gamla stan”(13 reviews)
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This picturesque 19th century store and candy factory is the only place in Stockholm where you can see the traditional and popular manufacturing of the world famous candy cane, "Polkagris", all hand made of course. The charming little store is...more
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Lilla Nygatan 10, Stockholm 111 28, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 10 71 82
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The store was so charming. They had the BEST peppermint ever. Buy all you desire while you are there because they do not ship to the USA. We were very disappointed to discover this.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but it’s still a fabulous candy store in Gamla Stan! Old fashioned, smells wonderful, and you can watch them make cane candy- their speciality. Get your sugar fix here! It’s delicious! *Note: TripAdvisor has a major photo...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Yes, you can watch how the candy is made. But that’s it. It’s a small shop and i expected something more glorious after all the 5* reviews

Thank Dafne07
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This quaint little candy shop has quite a history and stakes claim to the creation of the candy cane. We went as part of a food tour and got to taste a few different things. I highly recommend it! It's like stepping back in time!

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 November 2017

One of the shops in Gamla Stans and I liked it because there were not any of these shops in my country and it was quite special.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Located in a parallel street to gamlastan, this place is like out of a fairy tale book candy shop. It makes all the old fashioned Christmas sweets and you get the traditional polkagris or pig tail candies from here. You can also see how these...More

Thank Seena_Joy
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The atmosphere in the shop is very good and it is nice to look at the process of making the candy. Above all, the sweets are great!

Thank jolav12
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We booked by sending a short email to this small old store in Stockholm. An unforgettably fun activity for us making some traditional candy cane sweets, learning about their history and just how difficult it all is. We left having tasted a load of flavours...More

Thank London-pn
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Weather or not the rumours are true that the 'father' of candy cane was here...Santa...that is more than enough to invite you in! Well, even if it is not christmas time yet, come for the amazing variety of candy canes of all shapes, sizes and...More

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I saw this shop on a previous visit and I was too early to go in. So returning this week I made sure I took the right path through Gamla Stan. What a treat! The chocolate toffees are heavenly and the owner is so friendly...More

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Damo S, Owner at Gamla Stans Polkagriskokeri, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi, Just wanted to thank you for your kind words, it´s much appreciated! If you´re ever back in Stockholm you´re obvisoulsy more than welcome back! Regards, Damo Sundvall

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home
to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central
island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small
island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous
Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit
touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting:
take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and
through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest)
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