Sugar and Spice Trail

Whether you’re traveling through the Northern Kentucky area for a few hours or several days, there are plenty opportunities to satisfy your “sweet tooth” as you follow the Northern Kentucky Sugar and Spice Trail. You’ll find local specialties such as chocolate-covered bourbon balls (invented by two friends who started the Rebecca Ruth Candy Company), tasty chocolates, classic candies and plenty of unique herbs and spices. Check out the sweet spots listed below to read about a few great places you are sure to love.
Galerie Candy & Gift Shop – Florence, KY
With its national headquarters located in the Northern KY city of Florence, Galerie is a retailer of Kentucky candies and novelty gifts. A great place to shop during “candy holidays” including Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas or anytime throughout the year.
Colonel De's Gourmet Herbs & Spices – Fort Thomas, KY
Culled from a tradition of southern family cooking and with over 500 culinary herbs, spices and blends garnered from around the world, Colonel De's Herbs and Spices is the place to find the seasonings for all your cooking needs. Colonel De’s is one of only a handful of retail vendors nationwide that carries more exotic products. Products are custom packaged in the quantities you desire per order.
Schneider’s Sweet Shop - Bellevue, KY
Open since 1939, Schneider’s is a reminder of the good old bygone days when you could visit the old time ice cream shop and candy store. Original chocolates and cream candies made right on the premises include a wide assortment of chocolates, fudges, caramels and their specialty, Opera Creams - made with pure cream, milk and sugar with a delicious white creamy center coated in milk or dark chocolate. It’ll definitely be tough to pick a favorite — ask the helpful staff for a recommendation!
Witt’s End Candy - Bellevue, KY

Looking for the Wax Lips, Pixie Stix, Candy Buttons and Candy Necklaces, Moon Pies, Mary Janes, Squirrel Nut Zippers and the Zagnuts from your childhood or something new to you? Then Witt’s End is the place for you.  From freshly popped popcorn to the cotton candy being spun, an ice-cold RC Cola or other old-fashioned bottled soft drink from the cooler, you'll love visiting this cool spot.
Sweet Tooth Candies – Newport, KY

At this confectionery, the main attraction is small-batch homemade Kentucky candies with years of care and experience poured in, and featuring the finest ingredients. Whether you are making a purchase for special occasions or you’re looking to make an “everyday” something special, you can find it here.
Sweet Dreams Candy Co. – Newport, KY

Make your dreams come true at Sweet Dreams Candy Company, where can browse a delicious assortment of Kentucky candies, fudge and other treats!