Carousel Candies

31 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey , CA
+1 831.646.9801
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Carousel Candies, a popular candy destination for locals and visitors alike that is known for its delicious award-winning gourmet confections, is located at 31 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-9801 ( with the pink taffy puller in the window, is celebrating over 50 years of providing unique homemade sweet treats to visitors from around the world.

Everyone who comes to Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf can rarely skip the experience of a fun visit to the internationally-known Carousel Candies. This colorful store features the mesmerizing antique taffy puller machine in its front window and the wide assortment of unique, handmade, delicious high quality candy creations on display.Locals and visitors alike are amazed at the wide assortment of special candies to choose from made from the highest quality natural ingredients with no additives. Chocolate has many beneficial properties including being an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-depression, and a catalyst against tooth decay.

The eye-catching old-fashioned pink candy-colored historic shop was featured on a recent Modern Marvels segment of the A & E History Channel and the episode is viewable on their website,, Coxey's Big Break, an Australian TV program, was filmed last June when the program came to the store for a special behind-the-scenes look at taffy-making. Customers now also enjoy watching the store’s new “Candy TV” on site which shows behind-the-scene candy-making plus these TV segments. Former news anchor, Romney Dunbar, has created a special program (also found on the website) showing what's in store for all visitors to this not-to-be-missed candy destination!

Carousel Candies on Fisherman's Wharf is a one-stop shop for a customized thoughtful gift for a holiday (or any day) that will brighten someone's life with something delicious and satisfying? Carousel Candies on Fisherman's Wharf ships anywhere in the United States from their Official Online Candy Store at They also take orders online, or just call the knowledgeable Manager, Cheryl, at 831-646-9801 and she’ll make it easy to order and ship directly. Whenever possible, visitors to the Monterey Peninsula and locals should make the journey in person to this candy mecca that is open from 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM daily! (Locals are rewarded with 2 hours free parking Monday – Thursday, too!)

For a great gift, or a “sweet treat” for yourself, put together a customized box or basket of smooth, creamy homemade chocolates with or without fresh roasted nuts, including Carousel Candies’ Rocky Road sticks made with homemade fresh marshmallow, pecan rolls, turtles, giant lollipops, clusters, haystacks, gourmet fudge, or Belgian chocolate (including “healthier” dark chocolate) . Check out their famous caramel corn drizzled with chocolate, butter toffee nuts, Jellies, Jordan Almonds, cotton candy, gummies and much more. Try their new macadamia English Toffee smothered in rich white chocolate for a unique sweet surprise.

Carousel Candies on Fisherman's Wharf also offers a wide assortment of tasty sugar-free chocolates and salt water taffy, and don’t miss tasting their delicious homemade sugar free turtles. They also offer 15 different kinds of candy without nuts for those who are allergic to nuts.

Take a bite of their fresh, delicious, beautifully decorated apples featuring hand-picked, extra fancy apples delivered fresh from the orchard, covered in their famous, homemade, creamy caramel and then hand-decorated with premium chocolate and gourmet toppings. Another customer favorite is their Milk Chocolate Australian Dipped Apricots. Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf is the only manufacturer on Monterey’s historic Fisherman's Wharf hand-making Salt Water Taffy for over 50 years. For ice cream lovers, there are 16 flavors of Dreyers Ice Cream served in their own hand-made decorated cones. If you just can’t make a decision, simply ask owners Rick or Elizabeth Elves or their helpful staff for their expert recommendations – you won’t go wrong with any of their amazing home-made sweet treats.

For more information, call (831) 646-9801 or go to

Contact: Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940


Monterey, CA, September 22, 2014 - After months of keeping it “secret” per their agreement with the Guinness World Records, Carousel Candies on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf was thrilled to see photos displayed in the recently published 2015 Guinness Book of World Records showing their own world-renowned iconic candy store which was featured in the photo shoot of record holder Nick Stoeberl.

A series of great photos of Nick “The Lick” Stoeberl in Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf is also featured on the homepage of the website, and Nick is also featured in over 3 million copies of the 60th Anniversary edition Guinness World Records 2015 book, which credits Carousel Candies on page 252. The book is distributed in more than 100 countries and translated into 20 languages, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. The book is now on sale at most retailers, including Costco.

Twenty-four-year-old artist and comedian, Nick Stoeberl, originally from Monterey and now living in Santa Cruz, CA was judged to have the world record longest tongue measuring 3.97 inches long from its tip to the middle of the closed top lip. He willperforming at Don Quixote’s in Ben Lomond on September 25th on Party Animal Radio Comedy Night. Nick is also hosting "The Fourth Coming" a huge rock n roll show on November 8th, featuring the modern life, slack, requiem, and headlining local phenomenon, Moses Nose in the King City Room of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

During the photo shoot at Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf, Elizabeth Elves, the granddaughter of owners Rick and Liz Elves, was shown with a look of surprise as Nick started to take a lick of her ice cream cone. Nick was also shown licking Carousel Candies Six-Flavor Lollipop and his own ice cream cone!

According to owners, Rick and Liz Elves, “We were so pleased to have Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf as the site of the photo shoot for Guinness World Book of Records providing just the right backdrop and lollipops and ice cream for the shoot last January. Congratulations to Carousel Candies and Nick Stoeberl, too!”