Battle of the Dishes

Gimme Some Sugar: Candy Addict vs. Rocket Fizz

"Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh, soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie?" Up until two years ago when Georganne Bryant opened her colorful retro candy boutique, Smeeks, no one in Phoenix could. Seems Bryant started a trend. Up popped Sweets and Beats (now defunct), Sweetie's, Rocket Fizz and the newest addition, Mill Avenue's Candy Addict.

We have a soft spot for Phoenix's old-school candy shops, in part because it reminds us of childhood afternoons spent licking flavored sugar off of candy sticks. We also love that they're independently owned. For this week's special candy-coated edition of Battle of the Dishes, we checked out two new sweet shops on opposite sides of the Valley.

In One Corner: Candy Addict
414 S. Mill Ave., Ste. 119, in Tempe
480-921-1155  

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Wynter Holden
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