A candy store called ‘Happy Pills’ is now open in the North End

The pharmacy-themed shop sells regular and natural candies.

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Happy Pills sells regular and natural candies in a new North End shop. Melissa Ostrow Photography

If you’ve come down with a case of a sweet tooth, a newly opened candy store has the remedy.

Happy Pills, a Barcelona-based and pharmacy-themed sweet spot, just premiered its first U.S. location in Boston’s North End.

Step into the clinical-looking candy store, and you’ll find 88 treats organized into rows of bins. According to a press release, guests can select containers resembling pill bottles ranging in size from the 75-milliliter “asymptomatic” to 1,500-milliliter “chronic” and fill them with goods from sour gummies to sugar-free confections; gluten-free and vegan options are coming soon.

Finish it off by choosing from a variety of label designs. Prices range from $3 to $45, with bulk pricing less than $1 per ounce.


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Boston’s Happy Pills store.

“We’re so excited to have our store open in Boston’s North End. I’ve been working with the team in Barcelona over the past 4 years to bring this location to life,” said Mike Pajolek, franchise owner and operator of Happy Pills Boston, in the release. “We are here to serve the community and provide everyone with sweet remedies for daily pains.”

This location joins stores in Spain, South Korea, and Canada. You can visit Happy Pills at 121 Salem St. on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.


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