Sweet Pick-Me-Up

Sugary booty

If you’re shopping till you’re dropping at San Francisco’s Union Square area, revive yourself by ducking into Fiona’s Sweetshoppe on Sutter Street.

The gumball-size shop is a candyholic’s dream. Owner Fiona Frie is a medical doctor who moved from the United Kingdom to San Francisco, and decided to take a break from medicine to open this darling candy store that’s stocked with candy from England, Scotland, and around the world. I don’t know about you, but that definitely sounds like a better drug of choice.

More than 200 jars are stacked to the rafters in this teeny-tiny space. They’re filled with such irresistible goodies as chewy wine gummis, Brazil nut toffee, double salted licorice, Cola cubes, and rum cordials. Enjoy hard-to-find candy bars, too, including UK Cadbury ones.

A smaller selection of candies also is available online. But it’s much more fun to visit the charming shop, where they are happy to let you try a sample before buying, too.

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