Store Hours

Hours vary depending upon the season.
Call ahead to confirm to avoid disappointment
We have Extended hours closer to a holidays


Saturday, 31 May 2014

Refreshing Iced Tea and Lemonade

Sweet Distractions: Elora's candy boutique is now serving fresh home made lemonade and Iced tea.
Our  iced tea is freshly brewed and our lemonade is freshly squeezed in store to ensure quality and freshness. Both beverages are lightly sweetened, and full of flavour. They are a nice refreshing way to quench your thirst while you enjoy a stroll through the Village of Elora, Ontario, or sit and relax int he Elora Greenspace park and read a book. 

Enjoy a refreshing cold beverage today at Sweet Distractions 16 Mill St West Elora, Ontario. 

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of our favourite books.
Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".

2 Movies have been made of this story -
1971's "Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory" starring Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum (who is a veterinarian now)
2005's "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" with Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore.

This video is of  "the Candy Man" from the 1971 film.

carries a wide assortment of Wonka Candy.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Review us on UrbanSpoon

If you love us, go to UrbanSpoon and have your say.
We would love for you to share your love for Sweet Distractions, by sharing your opinions on Social Media.
Reviews from our guests go a long way to help others know they should make a visit of their own.

Tell everyone about your favourite Candy store, located in the heart of Elora - only 20 minutes from Guelph, Ontario.
Where can they get the Best Gelato and Sorbetto in Elora?
Who has the most amazing selection of sweets, candies, and frozen treats?
Help Spread the word.

Sweet Distractions: Elora's Candy Boutique

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Elora Greenspace

Relax on a warm spring day at the Elora Greenspace park.
Located at the corner of Mill St and Metcalfe St, this unique park is a perfect place to take a break.
It boasts big beautiful Muskoka chairs to sit back and relax, enjoy a Gelato from Sweet Distractions, and take in some beautiful sculptures done by amazing artists.

Sweet Distractions is right across the street from the Elora GreenSpace Park.
We are a unique Candy store about 20 minutes north of Guelph, Ontario.
Gourmet Gelato, Sorbetto, and Ice Cream.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Candy Land in Elora

Sweet Distractions is located in the picturesque village of Elora, Ontario - only 20 minutes away from Guelph, Ontario.
We are Elora's only sweet shop, serving up many delightful sweet treats from all over the world.
We have various Bulk candies, chocolates, store made treats, Cotton Candy, and fudge.
In addition, we carry a variety of frozen treats - Gelato, Sorbetto, and gourmet Ice Cream.
This spring and summer, take a day trip to the village of Elora, and visit us.

Candy Store Near Guelph, Ontario

Vintage Sweets near Guelph, Ontario

If you are in Guelph, Ontario and Looking for the best Candy, sweets, ice cream, and Gelato
take Highway 6 North to Highway 7. Turn Left and continue along #7, turn right at #21 (at the ShoeVilla Plaza). Go around the roundabout to Metcalfe St, once you cross the Metcalfe St Bridge, turn left on Mill St. and we are on your Left at #16 Mill St West. (Guelph Area Candy Store).

Sunday, 25 May 2014


Many visitors to Elora, know that it is a village of beautiful scenery, quaint eateries, unique shops, talented artisans, and delightful people who take pride in their town.

If you have never been to Elora, or if you haven't visited us in a while - Elora is all of that and more.
We want you to visit us, and experience all that we have to offer.

Before you visit - take a little time to check out the Real Elora, Ontrario Tourism information website.
This website (and it's accompanying Facebook/Twitter pages) are run by the Elora Business Improvement Association and it's members. These are a group of people who are dedicated to promoting ALL of Elora. They want to help you plan your visit, by making sure you know all of your options for shopping, Dining, adventure, and culture.

They support all of Elora's Businesses equally, to make sure you get the MOST out of your visit to Elora, Ontario.

Grand River and Mill St Shops.

There is another facebook page for Elora, Ontario - that is run by a local business owner who promotes his own businesses and his claim is: "Our Mission to promote Elora Ontario as a World Class Tourism destination." but if you look closely, he is mostly promoting his store which sells olive oil and vinegar, and his pet friendly rental apartment. 

Do not be fooled by wolf in sheep's clothing. He is an unscrupulous business owner who trashtalks other businesses, blackballs them from his fan page, and actively tries to do harm to other businesses in the area.

He has over 10,000 followers, but he is NOT the one you want to follow. The truth about Elora, Ontario is found at 

Friday, 23 May 2014

Sweet Distractions' 2 year Anniversary

 Sweet Distractions: Elora's Candy Boutique 
is proud to be celebrating our 2nd Anniversary in the Historic Village of Elora.

Over the past 2 years we have met so many amazing people, and we look forward to meeting many more.

If you are coming to Elora, Ontario this weekend (May 23-25th) Please pop in and celebrate with us. We would love to see you.

Lisa will be walking around Elora, greeting people on the street and handing out some sweet treats.
Be on the look out for her.

 Elora, Ontario

Thank you for your continued support.
When you visit - be sure to say hello and let us know what you think. 
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Planning a Birthday Party or special event?

Are you planning a birthday party, family reunion, corporate event, or any event?
Sweet Distractions: Elora's Candy Boutique can help make your event or party a little sweeter.
We can make loot bags for the party guests, corporate gifts, gift bags and baskets for everyone in your party, and bags of cotton candy for all to enjoy.
Call us today to speak with one of our Candy experts to discuss how we can help you make your event extra special.
Whether you are having a party of 10, or 100 guests, no order is too big or too small.
We look forward to working with you to make your event the best it can be.

Cotton Candy

Candy gifts, Loot bags, Party Favours

Sweet Distractions: Elora's Candy Boutique

Sweet Distractions

16 Mill St West
Elora, Ontario

Friday, 16 May 2014

Victoria Day Weekend in Elora

The first Long weekend of the summer has arrived.
Come visit Elora Ontario and enjoy some relaxation and beauty of our little town.
Set along the Grand River, Elora boasts Historic buildings, vintage ruins, beautiful architecture, amazing restaurants, and a variety of great shops to interest everyone.

Visit us at 
Elora Ontario's only Candy and Sweet Shop. 
16 Mill St West
Elora, Ontario. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Celebrate Mothers Day in Elora

This Mothers Day - bring Mom to Elora, Ontario  to celebrate her special day.

For all she has done for you, treat her to a relaxing day of bonding by visiting our cute little village on the Grand River.

Take a stroll along Metcalfe and Mill streets and enjoy some shopping at the many unique shops, and a nice lunch at one of our many amazing eateries.

Afterwards treat her to the finest Gelato, Sorbetto, and Ice Cream around at Sweet Distractions, and enjoy some relaxing down time in the Elora GreenSpace.

What mom wouldn't love to spend that kind of quality time with her children? 

Saturday, 3 May 2014

I Scream, You Scream....We all scream for BELLY ICE CREAM

Belly Ice Cream has come to Sweet Distractions in Elora.

If you are visiting us we want you to share the Sweetness on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Enjoy your cone of delicious Belly Ice Cream (or our Gelato & Sorbetto), take a #Selfie photo of yourself enjoying the treat, and post it to one of those Social media sites and use the 
hashtag #SweetEloraScoop to share your love. 

What's Your Favourite Flavour of Belly Ice Cream? 

Friday, 2 May 2014

We want to hear from you

Sweet Distractions: Elora's Candy Boutique


As we enter our 2nd year in business, we are so grateful for all of the love and support we have received from far and wide. Our guests mean so much to us and we want to continue to improve to serve your needs.

When you visit the store at 16 Mill St West in Elora, Ontario - be sure to strike up a conversation with us. Tell us where you are from, what brought you to Elora, what you think of our town, and also what you think of our shop. We strive for excellence in customer service and and quality products, and your opinions matter to us. Be sure to sign our Guestbook to leave us a lasting reminder of who you are and where you are from. 

We are connected on the internet - be sure to like us, follow us, and share the sweetness on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

Don't forget - you can also leave comments on this blog. 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Happy National Truffle Day

Friday May 2nd is National Truffle Day. 

Truffle variety pack

If you love Chocolate - Truffles are the holy grail of Chocolate. 

With their rich decadent ganache centre, and gourmet coatings like chocolate, hazelnut, or cocoa (amongst others) they are truly the finest chocolate indulgence. 

With so many varieties of Truffles available -it can be hard to choose your favourite. 

At Sweet Distractions: Elora's Candy Boutique; we have a wide assortment of gourmet hand crafted truffles for you to enjoy. 
Why not pick up a variety pack today to celebrate. 

With Mother's Day just around the corner (May 11th) - what Mother doesn't deserve a fine gourmet treat. 

Elegant packaging perfect for gift-giving

Show Mom how much you care with Truffles from Sweet Distractions
Happy Mother's Day. 
Happy Truffle Day.