One Iowa candy store is garnering national attention this summer.

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Every single year, USA Today puts together a whole slew of lists celebrating the best of what America has to offer. USA Today 10 Best ranks different businesses, restaurants, attractions, and locations that are scattered all across the country.

Waterloo came in near the very top of their list of Best Outdoor Waterparks in the country. Read more about this here.

Another, even sweeter list consists of some of the best candy stores in America. While the Midwest is well-represented amongst the nominees, only one Iowa shop made the cut.

Located approximately fifty-five minutes from Cedar Rapids and about an hour and a half from Waterloo, a store in Wilton might be considered one of the very best candy stores in the country.

Wilton Candy Kitchen was established in 1910 and also just might be "the oldest continuously operating ice cream parlor, soda fountain and confectionery of its type in the United States."

Wilton's even has a few rental properties above it that are meant for those traveling to check out the historic store.

Here is the list of the top candy stores in the country:

  • Big Top Candy Shop ~ Austin, Texas
  • Bright's Candies ~ Walla Walla, Washington
  • The Candy Bank ~ Mandeville, Louisiana
  • The Candy Bar ~ Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • The Candy Store ~ San Fransisco, California
  • Chutters ~ Littleton, New Hampshire
  • Economy Candy ~ New York, New York
  • The Farris Wheel Candy Co. ~ Wichita, Kansas
  • Hotlix ~ Pismo Beach, California
  • Juanita's Candy Kitchen ~ Arkadelphia, Arkansas
  • Laura's Candies ~ New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nisshodo Candy Store ~ Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Old Market Candy Shop ~ Omaha, Nebraska
  • Samuel's Sweet Shop ~ Rhinebeck, New York
  • Shane Confectionary ~ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Snyder's Candy ~Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
  • The Sweet Palace ~ Philipsburg, Montana
  • Wilton Candy Kitchen ~ Wilton, Iowa
  • Windy City Sweets ~ Chicago, Illinois
  • Woody Candy Company ~ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

If you want to vote for the only Iowa contender on this list, go check out the shop's USA Today 10 Best website page here. Voting for this sweet contest closes on Monday, June 26th at 11am. The ranking and ultimate winner will be announced on Friday, July 7th.

You can only submit one vote per day per contest, so choose wisely...

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