The Eclectic Treats of Denton's Atomic Candy

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Denton's historic downtown square has long been a revolving door of independent shops and eateries. In the former Madison June baby boutique space (turns out drunk college kids don't have a need for a $40 onesie), former popcorn business-owner Tim Loyd has opened Atomic Candy.

This place is just damn cool. Hardwood floors and bright, color-blocked walls enclose the narrow yet endless space filled with stacks of the greatest candy inventory I've seen in years. Early 20th century swing music floats from the speakers above, slowing everything down inside your brain. The nostalgia inside isn't overdone, but clearly just the work of a man who longs for a simpler time.

Of course, Loyd stocks all the mega-brand basics like Jelly Belly beans, Nerds, Whoppers and about a bajillion others. But Atomic Candy also stocks novelty lunch boxes, retro toys (Wooly Willy!), gag gifts and timeless classics like the Charleston Chew, Big Hunk, all kinds of candy cigarettes, Clark bars and Idaho Spuds. Also, there's a whole counter of bacon-themed candies.
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Atomic Candy

105 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX

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Guest
Guest

those photos are terrible.

Hophead
Hophead

 You simply had to say "damn cool," eh?  I couldn't possibly hope to understand the sheer depth of your review without a profanity-tinged description.  Naturally, "damn" isn't even the worst word anyone could say, but it seems I only need read almost any review of anything these days and this is what I'm forced to endure.  But of course EVERYONE curses so casually and effortlessly like you these days, right?  And if not, that's obviously what we all should be being trained to do with our already hobbled vocabularies.

p.s. I'm not a Christian.p.p.s. hate me, hate me, hate me.

Alice Laussade
Alice Laussade

A just-like-Big-Top-Candy-Shop came to Denton from Austin?!?! Yes this.

mynameisURL
mynameisURL

Effervescent Bacon Drink Tabs....? Just add water...?

WTF?

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Even as a grown child of 35 years, I still light up when I go into a candy store..I always like finding the regional candies like Idaho spuds and cherry cocktails, which are awesome BTW..heres hoping they add pop to their selection of items..

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

When I went to school up in Denton, it was made very clear to us that "hippies" were not allowed to venture downtown......jes sayin'.  Place looks fun!  I love the old fashioned candy store-that smell.  Mini Kerg's would buy, like, a hundred dollars worth of baseball cards every week at The Golden Rod candy shop outside B-town. 

Nick R.
Nick R.

If you have the meat flu, maybe?

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I just had the meat flu; sh+t sucks!  I had to eat bean burrito's for three days.

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