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Candy Cow

This candy store's super fun, cow theme was inspired by its location in small country town, Cowaramup, a 10-minute drive north from Margaret River. Confectionary like fudge, rock candy, honeycomb, and chocolates are made onsite, meaning they're extra fresh and doubly delicious. There's always a selection of fudge, nougat, and other sweets available for free tastings, and a window to catch a glimpse into the sugary production process.

If you have a favorite Australian or international sweet brand, you can probably find it here too, but do try the hand-made local varieties! Children will love the shelves of brightly colored candy while your own inner-child will delight in old-fashioned sweets like musk sticks. If you prefer a sugar-free diet, pick up a plush cow toy, mug, similar souvenir instead.

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Price

Free

Time Spent

10-20minutes

Fitness level: Easy

Hours

10am-5pm7 days

Look Around

Front signageFront signage
A wide range of hand-made candyA wide range of hand-made candy
Store interior
More candy... with stuffed animalsMore candy... with stuffed animals
Famous fudge made in-storeFamous fudge made in-store
Inside Candy Cow
Free samples of hand made fudge

Who Will Like Candy Cow

Food Connoisseur

Witness the production process of your favorite confectionary and sample some locally-made fudge, nougat, chocolate, honeycomb, and more. Choose your favourite varieties and flavors to take home.

Retail Therapist

Stock up on your favorite candy and buy some extras to treat your family and friends with tasty souvenirs… providing they survive the journey home.

Road Tripper

Replenish your road tip snack stash with locally-made sweets.

Fun Expert

Show your family how fudge, chocolate, and candy are made and taste some products to make sure the process is up to scratch.

Insider Tips For Candy Cow

Ask staff what items are available for tasting, as samples change from time to time. If your favorite flavor isn't available, ask anyway and they might just unwrap a new batch and let you have a taste.

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Where Is It

Shop 3, Corner of Bottrill Street and Bussell Highway, Cowaramup, Western Australia, 6284

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How To Get There

Car

Free • Street parking available on Bottrill Street, outside the shop entrance.

Driving directions... Walking directions from car...

What To Bring

Do:
  • Children who are well behaved.
  • Memories of favorite candy from childhood.
  • Shopping list of friends to buy gifts for.
  • Drinking water.
Don't:
  • Pets inside the store.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: None

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Not encouraged

Selfie sticks allowed: Not encouraged

Best time to shoot: Anytime

Drones

Drones allowed: No

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

A handful of small restaurants and cafes are located nearby on Bussell Highway and Bottrill Street.

Backstory

Candy Cow was established in 1990 by two former school teachers, who chose to create and sell home-made sweets using local produce and their own special recipes. The family business soon became a popular stop on the southwest tourist drive. From originally making only honey crunch, nougat and fudge, the store now offers over 100 varieties of sweet treats.

Cowaramup is affectionately called 'Cow Town' by locals, but the full name is believed to be an Anglicized version of 'Cowara', the Indigenous word for a native bird - the purple-crowned green lorikeet which feeds on the nectar of flowering Eucalyptus.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Partake in free samples. Ask staff if you're not sure which items are available to taste.
Don't:
  • Allow children to touch samples or products they don't intend to eat or buy.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • On-site production with viewing window into the factory.
  • Variety of sweets and flavors available.
  • Use of local and natural ingredients.
  • Fun cow theme.
Could Be Better:
  • Remote location away from main tourist attractions in the southwest region.
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