Blackeby’s Sweets – The Biggest and Best Lolly Shop in Adelaide | Review

Blackeby’s Sweet Shop – Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Blackeby’s Sweets was founded in 1906, and is Adelaide’s biggest confectionery retailer. They manufacture and sell the finest sweets from Australia and around the world with a charming old world lolly shop ambience. We love this about them. It brings back the nostalgia of buying a bag of mixed lollies at the corner store, or from the Tuckshop as a kid. They also have a stall at the Adelaide Central Market and at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza.

The old Blackeby’s Sweet Shop in Adelaide is tucked away in James Place off Rundle Mall (just off City Cross). Unless you know where it is or happen to stroll down James Place, you may not know this little gem of a shop exists there. The magnificent colourful old world facade of the store is immediately enticing. 

Inside the store, near the front counter there’s a wonderful window display of a working old lolly factory from the likes of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Please note that while this is usually operating, it is currently switched off (in December 2020) due to the special Christmas Festival window display on the outside of the store (you can see this in the pic below – the window at the right).

This window display pictured above and below is usually operating with moving parts. 

Blackeby’s has a huge variety of sweets, chocolates and treats from all over the world and many made locally. There is so much to choose from – so many flavours, colours and tastes.

There are many cute novelty sweets that I remember getting at the local deli as a child. 

There’s a huge Jelly Belly jelly bean assortment of colours and flavours. Purchase these by weight.

Same with M&Ms – you can choose which colours you like. Great for any colour themed birthday parties.

Lindt balls can be selected too.

There’s even cereals from overseas that you won’t find anywhere else.

We love the Harry Potter lollies – they make a great gift for any Harry Potter fan.

As mentioned before, currently the window outside has a special Christmas window display.

Here’s a close-up of inside the window display. The little details and intricate parts in this display are amazing. 

It was designed and created by Matt Johnson of Artistic Impact.

The boys chose these Raspberry Liquorice Wheels by Fynd which is an Australian confectionery company making sweets since 1947.

These rolls are 1 metre long! At only $2.50 each, these lolly reviewers deemed them to be super great value and they declared them THE BEST raspberry liquorice they have ever eaten. They certainly smelt good in the car.


Blackeby’s is definitely worth a little detour off the Mall for a little look and a sweet treat. You’ll find James Place opposite the Myer Centre.

Store Location

Blackebys, 28 James Place, Adelaide

Blackebys also has two other stores – one at Tea Tree Plaza, Modbury, and their orginal stall in the Adelaide Central Market.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Blackebys Sweets website.

What: Blackebys Sweet Shop 

When: See their website for opening hours – generally they are open during Rundle Mall opening times.

Where: Blackebys Sweet Shop | 28 James Place, Adelaide

Who: Everyone

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