I luckily (and dangerously) work across the street from one of my favorite candy stores, Powell's Sweet Shoppe. I used to make special trips out to the store before I started working across the street, and now I have to control myself so that I don't completely rot my teeth out. Aside from just having a gigantic sweet tooth, I love candy stores because of all the colors, typography, and smells. Every candy is trying to be the most exciting and tantalizing piece in the store, and as a result I'm left floating around in a a very real candy land, overwhelmed with choices. I took some pictures of candies that really inspire me, and managed to walk away with only a pack of mints.