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Simpsons couch attraction at a lolly warehouse.
Photograph: Jay TownTom’s Confectionery Warehouse VIP night

Australia's largest lolly shop has opened in Melbourne and smashed a world record

There's even a giant human claw that can drop you into a pit of treats!

Lauren Dinse
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Lauren Dinse

Come with me, and you’ll be… in a woooorld of pure imagination! No, you don’t need to teleport to the set of the beloved 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – you just need to hop in the car and head to Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse at Highpoint Shopping Centre.

In November 2023, Australia’s largest-ever lolly shop opened its doors in an attempt to smash the Guinness World Record with the world’s biggest pick ‘n’ mix selection of candies. And guess what, it did! On January 13, Guinness World Record adjudicator Pete Fairbairn declared Tom's has broken the record for the largest pick ‘n’ mix aisle in the world, with 947 lolly varieties to choose from. How lucky are we?! Sorry not sorry, family dentist.

The renowned lolly purveyors have designed this new megastore with all the whimsy and wonder you’d expect: an M&M’s-inspired speckled walkway and even a giant human claw that’s able to drop both children and adults into a sea of lollies, chocolates and other treats. Strap yourself in, grab as many as you can and then take your loot home with you (as well as some hilarious snaps for the ‘gram.) 

A person suspended over a pool of lollies and treats.
Photography: Supplied

Head in to discover a carnival-like universe of wild and wacky characters such as a life-sized dinosaur that moves and roars, plus a candy throne, a Simpsons character chair, and of course, lollies. Tons of them, in fact – Tom’s houses more than 30,000 sweet treats from across the globe, including the US, UK, South Africa, Netherlands, Turkey and beyond. 

At the beginning of your journey, you’ll be given a huge warehouse bucket to fill up with all your old faves plus new international treats that perhaps you’ve heard about and have always been curious to try. Best of all, there’s no limit to what you can get! You’re also welcome to taste test at Tom’s, so you can try before you buy.

Oh, and if all this isn’t extra enough, there’s even a full-size unicorn. Sweet!

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


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