Soda Pop and Candy Shop

Something you do not see much around here anymore are candy shops or soda shops. I think they have been replaced with vape shops but that just my thought.

While in Charlotte my daughter took us to a place she said she had run across one day while on her lunch break and wanted us to see it. 

It was a little Soda and Candy shop called Rocket Fizz.  This place is a little gem located right in the center of uptown. They have over 1000 candies, soda pops, gag gifts and toys. Every kids dreams right? Well, this was pretty cool as an adult too. 

I did not buy anything simply because I was overwhelmed with the selection and was like “wow” the whole time. Now that I’m over the shock, I would love to revisit and purchase a few unique candies or sodas. 

They had every flavor soda you could think of. I mean seriously, here is a “mustard” flavor. 

They had every taste from pickle to wedding cake. Look closely at the picture above and you will see a cookie dough flavor. 

I do not think I would like either one of these flavors but I would try any of them just for the fun of it. I sit here and try to think of a flavor I’d think would be good as a soda. I was actually tempted to buy the cucumber flavored one. They also had sodas labeled with famous names.
 Click here to see a collection soda flavors they have to offer. 

Almost everything in the store was edible I believe. Sugar was everywhere. I haven’t seen anything like this since Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. 

On the way out this cotton candy caught my eye and I almost purchased a bag but figured my teeth couldn't take it.

I still wonder to this day if it had a “fizz” when it melted on your tongue. 


  1. What a fun place to visit. I LOVE cotton candy and, of course, you can only get it here at Bay Beach during the summer. I think I was 12 or 13 the first time I had it at the county fair and I was hooked. lol
    Have a great weekend. xo Diana

  2. I like the excitement a place like this generates. However I would have spent my time looking at gag gifts. LOL
    NOOOOW i might just try the mustard drink. ;-)

  3. Wow that is some store. I think I'd better stay out of it. : )

  4. Lisa, All my daughters would love to visit that candy shop. :):) I do not think I would like any goofy or crazy pop flavors. When I was young, there was a small place that made little bottles of pop in every flavor that is normal. Cherry, strawberry, lime, lemon, root beer, crème soda. I swore I would buy one bottle of each flavor, but I don't think I did. It was the Ertel's bottling factory in Tipton Indiana. I'll try to make a post of it one day. Blessings to you pretty girl, xoxo, Susie

  5. What an incredible place!! I would love to visit there - I get the whole over whelm thing, it's like you need to take it all in then like you said, go back and see it again. Man who woulda thought there was mustard flavored soda, yikes but how fun. Thanks for sharing such a fun place, hopefully you'll be able to go back some day.
    Have a good weekend Lisa!

  6. This shop looks AMAZING!!

  7. Hi Lisa
    This looks fun! There is a similar candy shop I visit in Asheville, but none with these soda pop flavors. I enjoy a cucumber cocktail so I hear you, that may be ok. Id have to say no to the pickle and mustard drinks though!
    Happy weekend!
    jess xx

  8. At first glace I thought you made a trip down here to a place named Cromers. The two places look very similar! I don't think Cromers has a mustard soda lol. Seriously I just can't imagine a mustard soda tasting good!

  9. i love cotton candy. i would have had a field day there.

  10. I have always had a sweet tooth - and a place like that makes me giddy. SO.. I avoid them as my 53 year old menopausal self is prone to easy weight gain and I've already been trying to lose 25 for th past few years. That being said... Dr Pepper Cotton Candy I could not have walked away from.