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The Parrot Confectionery

42 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
+1 406-442-1470
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What a treat

Walking through the old town of Helena my husband spied an old fashioned Soda Fountain and insisted... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Handmade Candies!

Service is fast and friendly as it has always been!. Hand made candy is always great! funky... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
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  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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42 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
+1 406-442-1470
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Walking through the old town of Helena my husband spied an old fashioned Soda Fountain and insisted on returning the next day. A wise decision. We sat at the counter and ordered malted milk shakes listening to the a juke box. The store was constantly...More

Thank MicheleColette
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Service is fast and friendly as it has always been!. Hand made candy is always great! funky unchanged atmosphere and decor. A do not miss for Helena

Thank TeG85
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Experience old time soda shop surroundings and and cool treat or just stop in for a variety of old fashion candies to snack on during your trip through the gulch! The huckleberry and orange freeze was pure delight and cools down the warmest day!

Thank kdeniker
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I'm a local but had quit going to The Parrot after the original owner died and his family sold the business. It all went downhill from there with corners cut and an attitude of "take it or leave it". The new owner who just recently...More

1  Thank islandgirllil
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This time of year they make "potatoes", marzipan rolled in fine cinnamon to create a realistic looking potato. They are absolutely delicious. All the other things were as well.

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stepped in here on Christmas Eve to see if we could find some last minute gifts. We walked in and there were 5 people behind the counter and not one of them even acknowledged that we were there. We looked around all the while...More

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our kids love the Parrot, and ask to be taken there on special outings with Mom and Dad. When my Mom visits Helena from time to time, she loves the old fashioned feel of the place and the timeless style that is unspoiled by decades...More

Thank subscribe2016
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Went to visit for the candy, stayed for lunch. Had their tamale with chili. Best chili I have ever had, but did not resemble what you normally think of chili; no beans, smoother texture, and tamales to die for. I wish they would share their...More

Thank QueenG56
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an authentic soda fountain and candy shop. Was a great place to visit and buy some treats. Very fun. Would highly recommend.

Thank andersmorrison
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The place is really 3 things in one – a chocolate shop, an old fashioned soda fountain (with bar) and a little restaurant. We tried the chocolates and the soda fountain and were impressed. Soda fountain – so many options. They have malts, sodas and...More

Thank js6872
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14 August 2017|
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Response from QueenG56 | Reviewed this property |
kdeniker, I actually had their tamales with chili, so they do, in fact, serve them. They sell more than ice cream. You left out the part about the homemade chocolates and other candy. Their chili is delicious.