Hi, my name is Jess and I am the very proud owner of Candy Queens.
I have been vegan since January 2014 and have a massive sweet tooth. Tired of reading ingredients lists when I was feigning for a sugar fix, Candy Queens was born.
A one stop vegan candy shop where you can trust that everything is vegan and you have an abundance of options at an affordable price.
A little bit about me… As well as being a now sole business owner, I am also a mum to my beautiful son Onyx. Onyx is an enthusiastic little vegan activist and just loves that his mum has a candy shop, he’s living the dream!
A few things I am incredibly passionate about and embody are, supporting and empowering women, body positivity, self-love and self-acceptance. I carry these passions with me into my business in collaborations, supporting small business and trying to create more than just a candy shop but also a safe and inclusive space that welcomes, accepts and supports everyone.
Candy Queens was an idea brought to life by two passionate foodies; myself and my friend Cassie in April 2020. I’m very thankful to have had Cassie by my side helping this dream of a one stop vegan candy shop come to life.
My mission is to have the best and biggest vegan candy store in Australia!
Simple really, we love animals! Lots of sweets have gelatine, shellac, honey, beeswax, dairy, eggs or animal derived colourings such as carmine. We don't want those in our sweets!
Everything in the Candy Queens shop is vegan and we have a number of items that cater to other dietary requirements such as gluten free, soy free, palm oil free, nut free and sugar free. There is something for everyone!