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San Jose's 3 favorite sweet shops (that won't break the bank)

R & J Toffees | Photo: James Y./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 15, 2020.

Wondering where to find the best sweet shops near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable spots in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Pinatas La Fiesta

Photo: Linda N./Yelp

Topping the list is Pinatas La Fiesta. Located at 1524 W. San Carlos St. in West San Carlos/Burbank, the candy and party supply store is the highest-rated affordable candy store in San Jose, boasting five stars out of 108 reviews on Yelp. 

The shop offers an assortment of Mexican candies, alongside piñatas and rental party supplies, including chairs, tables and cotton candy machines.

2. R & J Toffees

Photo: Wendy S./Yelp

Next up is Fairgrounds's R & J Toffees, situated at 185 Lewis Road, Suite 31. With five stars out of 29 reviews on Yelp, the candy store has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.

Yelper S B., who reviewed R & J Toffees on Dec. 30, wrote, "Got some as a holiday gift. It is delicious; not too sweet and has a wonderful crunch. Definitely worth a visit."

Yelper Karen Y. wrote, "Addictively delicious! These are so good. Feels much better knowing it's made locally in small batch and not in a mass-produced factory with additives."

3. My Milkshake Almaden

Photo: Anna K./Yelp

Almaden Valley's My Milkshake Almaden, located at 6081 Meridian Ave., Suite 20, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly shop, which offers a plethora of custom desserts, four stars out of 53 reviews.

Stop by for customizable milkshakes with chocolate or vanilla ice cream bases; there's also a slew of candy on offer, as well as french fries.


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