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Melbourne Welcomes World's Largest Lolly Shop

14 November 2023 | 4:47 pm | Jessie Lynch

The store is complete with a human claw machine that drops visitors into a pit of treats.

Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse

Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse (Supplied/YouTube)

In a delightfully sweet twist that seems straight out of a Roald Dahl novel, Melbourne's Highpoint Shopping Centre has become home to Australia's largest lolly shop, aiming to set a new Guinness World Record with its vast selection of candies.

The whimsical wonderland, which opened on November 11, is not just a store but an adventure into the fantastical, complete with a human claw machine that drops visitors into a pit of treats.

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Tom's Confectionery Warehouse, the brains behind this magical venture, has transformed the space into a dreamland for sweet tooths. The store features an M&M’s-inspired speckled walkway, an extensive array of pick ‘n’ mix counters, and a giant human claw machine that promises an unforgettable experience for both kids and adults.

The store is not just about the sweets; it's an immersive experience.

Visitors will encounter a carnival-like atmosphere filled with wild and wacky characters, including a life-sized, roaring dinosaur, a candy throne, and a Simpsons character chair.

Tom's boasts a collection of over 30,000 sweet treats from around the world, including rarities from the US, UK, South Africa, Netherlands, Turkey, and more.

Upon entering, customers are given a massive warehouse bucket to fill with their favourite candies, including new international treats they might have only heard of. And in a move that's sure to delight, there's no limit to what you can gather. Plus, taste testing is encouraged, so you can try before you buy.

As if the store wasn't already brimming with excitement, there's also a full-size unicorn installation, adding to the store's fantastical charm.

Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm, located on the ground floor at Highpoint Shopping Centre.