Sharon, Pennsylvania: Daffin's Chocolate Kingdom

Candy store with an exhibit: a 400-pound chocolate turtle, a frog, a deer, and other oversized confectionery creatures and castles.
Address:
496 East State St., Sharon, PA
Directions:
E. State St. at S. Oakland Ave.
Phone:
724-342-2892
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Daffin's Chocolate Kingdom

For those asking about the use of "world's largest," particularly in reference to Reyer's Shoes (though I imagine it's the same for Daffin's), the title describes the item, not the size of the store. Reyer's is known for having/selling the largest sized shoes (like size 15, 16+). So Daffin's may have the world's largest chocolate (ie, the turtle or whatever). (I was born in Sharon.)

[Shae, 07/10/2019]

Chocolate sculptures.

Daffin's Chocolate Kingdom

They did have candy, chocolate, and a big chocolate turtle. It was a nice stop to stretch our legs and get a little treat. Not exactly a tourist destination though.

[Angela, 07/22/2017]

The name may be misleading, but we think of it as a candy store with a unique, not-for-sale exhibit.

Mr. Daffin statue.

Daffin's Chocolate Kingdom

Daffin's Chocolate Kingdom displays a sculpture of Mr. Daffin (not made out of chocolate).

[Paul, 08/06/2012]

Chocolate animals.

Daffin's Chocolate Kingdom

Daffin's Kingdom does have the giant chocolate turtle and many other large chocolate creatures. But after two attempts (15 years apart!) to find the chocolate bunny, I have confirmed that it is not out for repairs (as family legend has it) but rather is at a separate location, the Daffin's factory. The factory is not far from Daffin's Kingdom, and it supposedly has tours, but not in the summer.

[B Mann, 07/29/2012]

Large chocolate creatures.

Daffin's Chocolate Kingdom

Sharon claims not one, not two, but three "world's largest" stores, including the World's Largest Candy Store: Daffin's Chocolate Kingdom. I'm not sure what measure they use for this, although it is definitely a very large candy store, with a huge selection of chocolate. Very nice people!

Sharon also touts: the World's Largest Shoe Store, Reyer's (W. State St., Downtown Sharon). I'm not sure what measure they use for this, but i've definitely seen larger shoe stores. They claim to have 175,000 shoes in stock (womans, mens, and kids).

Off Price Fashion Store. And the World's Largest Off-Price Fashion Store: The Winner (W. State St., Downtown Sharon). I was with two girls -- Karin and Lisa W. -- who went crazy when they saw the sign. Definitely an interesting experience. Overall, Sharon, PA seems to take a little 'creative liberty' with using the term "World's Largest", but they have some interesting stores for a short side trip. The town's other claims to fame are the original Quaker Steak and Lube bar and restaurant (with several classic cars suspend from the ceiling), home of "The Club" auto security device, and the "World's Oldest Pizza Kitchen" - although that's also a pretty big claim to make.

[Kevin, 06/22/2006]

The Chocolate Kingdom includes a 700 lb. sculpted chocolate rabbit, 400 lb turtle, other gratuitous chocolate sculptures.

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