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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:00 am | Updated: 1:13 pm, Wed Dec 18, 2013.

When it comes to satisfying a sweet tooth, only the best will do. And in Atlantic City, there are scrumptious options everywhere you look. Here are the city’s five best options that really take the cake, and maybe sell some, too.

Few things scream Jersey Shore louder than saltwater taffy. At Fralinger’s, a taffy icon, you can fill up on the sticky treat with 16 different flavors and even center-filled and chocolate-sealed options. And like most of the options on our list, you can get tasty, melt-in-your-mouth fudge and lots of other tasty treats. Find it at 1901 Boardwalk at Park Place and the Boardwalk or call 609-344-0442. The second location is at 1325 Boardwalk, 609-344-0758.

At James’, you’ll find a lot of the same options as at Fralinger’s, but with a different historic flair. James’ saltwater taffy has been around just about as long, but it’s a little bit creamier than Fralingers’. Here you’ll also get chocolate-dipped salt water taffy, macaroons and classic Boardwalk fudge. James' has three different locations:on the Boardwalk at New York Avenue, 1519 Boardwalk, 609-344-1519 ext. 5518; inside The Pier at Caesar's, One Atlantic Ocean, Store 1232 on the 1st Floor, 609-345-6947; and The Marketplace at Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Brighton Avenue and Boardwalk, 609-344-2408.

If fudge is what you are most interested in, head to Steel’s Fudge. The fudge here is some of the best you’ll ever eat. You might as well indulge at Steel’s because it has two locations on the Boardwalk so you won’t be able to avoid it for very long. Besides fudge, it also carries saltwater taffy, all the nuts you can handle and specialty candies including swirly lollipops. Steel's has two locations in Atlantic City: 2719 Boardwalk, between Iowa and Belmont avenues, 888-783-3571 and at 1633 Boardwalk between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Kentucky Ave., 609-449-1633.

Maybe chocolate is your dessert of choice. If so then you’ll be like a kid in a candy store at The Chocolate Box at Golden Nugget. Everywhere you look here you’ll see decadent chocolate. And not just chocolate bars or candies, but liqueurs, truffles, nuts and fruits. You can expect to find something out of the ordinary, too, as long as it's covered in chocolate. One thing we don’t recommend is asking an employee if they have anything with chocolate in it. They’ve either heard it before or you’ll get a longer list of options than you have time to hear. Golden Nugget is located at Huron and Brigantine boulevards.

Maybe sugary sweets are the kind of candy you crave. If that’s the case, then brace yourself when you enter IT’SUGAR at the Pier Shops at Caesars. This is the place to go to fill all your sweet needs. Offering giant Willy Wonka options, such as Nerds bigger than a cereal box, you’ll also find giant gummy worms and gummy bears and all the bins of candies you could ask for. And let’s not ignore the giant elephant in the room. Sculpted to look like Lucy, this elephant is covered in jelly beans from tusk to tail. You can also help yourself to the wall of M&M’s or jelly belly flavors, plus novelty items. Call 609-289-4200.

Now pick your jaw up off the floor and grab some candies!

2719 Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Phone: (609)-345-4051

Toll Free: 1 (888) 783-3571

Between Iowa Ave. & Belmont Ave., at the Ritz condominium, a block away from the Tropicana hotel/casino

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1633 Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Phone: (609)-449-1633

Between Martin Luther King Blvd.

and Kentucky Ave.