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Blackebys Old Sweet Shop

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Address: 28 James Pl, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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+61 8 8231 5166

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Blackebys Old Sweet Shop is the place to go if you need your back home candy fix. It has Ben and Jerry's ice cream, coffee crisp candy bars from Canada and a ton of stuff most of... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Blackebys Old Sweet Shop is the place to go if you need your back home candy fix. It has Ben and Jerry's ice cream, coffee crisp candy bars from Canada and a ton of stuff most of us haven't seen since grade school. This place was fun.

Thank woodmister
Adelaide, Australia
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512 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Blackeby's is an Adelaide institution, with its quirky facade and intriguing displays. It offers a vast array of local and imported confectioneries, including some which can be hard to find in Australia. This shop is a good place to visit to experience an old fashioned candy/ confectionery store, and it must be said that prices are very reasonable for the... More 

Thank adelaidiantraveller
Malua Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

If you're a Brit or US expat or visitor to Adelaide and you're looking for some home comforts or some sweet nostalgia, head to James Place (off Rundle Mall) and dive into Blackeby's. It has a huge range, better than comparable outlets in Sydney and Melbourne in my view. If they don't have it at Blackeby's, it's probably not manufactured... More 

Thank Kundiawaking
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I went here because the outside design looked interesting and at first I thought it was a toy store (like D&D and Settlers games) and then realized it was candy only after I went in to look around. Basically you're looking at a festival of sugar in here and while I had some nice chocolate, the Fry Peppermint Patty was... More 

Thank James A
Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We loved the window display which caught our eye so we went inside. I enjoyed looking through the candy from other parts of the world - and picked up a few of my favourite American candies. Wonderful shop, lovely staff - well worth a visit.

Thank Sapphire5860
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

I used to work here many years ago and loved the people running the place (the Blackeby's business is a small family run business). They make some of their own candy in a factory here in Adelaide and also make Ditters nuts (yum). All their chocolate is of a reasonable quality (and they use a nice belgian chocolate for their... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is a delight to the eyes and the taste buds. Really good assortment of home made and overseas sweets. And if your a fan of teeth lollies, don't miss these...yum, yum, yum.

Thank TJ1937
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

It was a big mistake coming here with the kids! They went crazy.. so many selection of candies and chocolates... and the window display is nothing like I've seen before, it's worth going there just to check out their extensive window display full of miniature figurines in candy factory and shop.

Thank ScoobaMamma
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I do have a bit of a sweet tooth, so had to stop here whilst in Adelaide. I loved the outside of the shop, it really made me feel I was entering a special store full of candy and sweet goodies. There is a huge variety inside, and the lady inside the shop today was very helpful and friendly. Excellent... More 

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Well worth a visit, huge range of lollies, candies, chocolates and more from around the world. The front of the shop is wonderfully decorated and even has some mechanical moving parts in the front window as well as inside the shop.

Thank Jason D

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