Honest Guide Digs Into Prague’s Cheapest Candy

via YouTube / HONEST GUIDE
via YouTube / HONEST GUIDE

Where’s Prague cheapest candy?

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Well, many Prague tourists and residents can tell you where to find the Czech capital’s most expensive sweets.

That would probably be Captain Candy, the pirate-themed candy shop that offers up an assortment of candy by the (literal) bucketful at four prime locations in central Prague (Uhelný trh 6, Melantrichova 1, Na Příkopě 10, Karlova 7).

In their latest video, Prague’s Honest Guide takes a trip to Captain Candy and comes away with a small bag for €6 (150 crowns), and they aren’t exactly won over by the quality of the sweet stuff. On Google and TripAdvisor, the shop has drawn reviews with a bit more vitriol.

But Honest Guide has made a point of taking Prague’s tourist traps and offering up some better alternatives, and here highlights a new shop in the center of Prague: Pedro, the classic Czech candy brand that is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Pedro has operated self-service candy shops in some of Prague’s shopping centers for some time, but now they’ve opened up a location right in the center of the city, in the Světozor passage right across from the cinema.

At the Pedro shop, Honest Guide tries to see what they can get for the same 150 crowns – and they come away with an enormous bag of candy many times the size of the Captain Candy haul:

You might not buy giant bags of candy during your daily commute in Prague, but do tourists with a sweet tooth a favor and steer them towards Pedro. For more about the Pedro shops in Prague, check out their official Facebook page.

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

The versatile Danny Lee has been living in Prague and writing about the Czech capital for the past 15 years. You've probably read his work in the past without even knowing it.
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