Rocket Fizz candy shop coming to downtown Asheville

Source - Citizen-Times
Published - March 17, 2016
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Rocket Fizz candy shop coming to downtown Asheville

If you've found yourself in the market for some sweet-corn soda, your wait is nearly over.

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop, a candy shop with 118 locations as of December, is coming to Battery Park Ave. in downtown Asheville.

The store, which will be located next to Zapow Gallery, is the largest and fastest-growing soda pop and candy shop franchise brand in America, according to company info.

Rocket Fizz specializes in limited-production candies and far-out soda flavors, like buffalo wing, ranch dressing and bacon soda.

There's even Stalinade (which is red, of course) and Fidel Castro's Havana Banana, with a label imploring would-be drinkers to "taste the revolution."

A location in Raleigh carries 500 glass-bottled sodas, 106 kinds of saltwater taffy and more than 2,000 kinds of candy, according to the News & Observer.

According to the store's website, Rocket Fizz stores are "fun and nostalgic" and filled with "hundreds of retro and gag gifts, and concert posters and movie posters, and tin signs too. The inventory is always expanding, just like outer-space."

Rocket Fizz gained greater recognition last year when its president Robert Powells appeared on Undercover Boss on CBS, where it was revealed that Powells originally financed his candy company by selling fake dog poop.

There's no word yet on when the store will open, but signs on the window indicate the location is in the process of hiring.