If Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Cher from Clueless went into the candy business, this would absolutely be their store. With the Jolly Rancher makeup, barely-there candy outfits, and Dev’s “Dancing in the Dark” pumping, you might think this is the place to stock up on lollies before your next rave. It does have the biggest Reese’s cups and Snickers in the world, but with flasks and candy names like OMFGumballs, it’s hard to peg the customer for this joint — but hey we’re not complaining, there are buckets and buckets of candy! Plus, if you can get past the merch mania and you’ll find they have gummy bears separated by color. Oh snap.
What to get: Supersized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hello Kitty Pez, mix-and-match candy, gummy bears, and candy cereal (breakfast of champions, right?).
It ‘Sugar, 333 Jefferson Street (between Leavenworth and Jones streets), San Francisco; 415-775-1057; 5624 Bay Street (at Shellmound Street), Emeryville; 510-653-4752.