A couple of Retro NYC candy stores to satisfy your sweet tooth
All of us have our favorite childhood candy; that go-to candy bar that will make you smile no matter what happens in life. It didn’t matter if you were a MARS bar lover or tootsie pop addict; all the candy eaters out there have a variety of preferences to get their fix of sweetness. In addition, unlike your crush in elementary school, you still haven’t gotten over your love for that particular candy that just makes you feel like you’re on cloud 9. For those out there roaming NYC as tourists or live in NYC, we’ve taken a look at a couple of the vintage candy stores to track down those classic candies that aren’t in your everyday store any more, and also maybe get hooked onto something new.
The first one isn’t really a candy shop to be exact; it’s more like a museum that features pretty much every kind of sweet confection from the past century. The place is called Economy Candy, and it takes you back to simpler times. The massive store in the Lower East Side is full of everything from classic vintage sweets to more of the exotic treats; for example, Turkish halvah. You can stop by for a bulk order of your favorite or just sample an imported good like Odense or even Scharffen Berger Chocolate.
Another one of the LES candy spots in NYC is The Sweet Life. This is a true ma and pa shop that’s been in business for over three decades. It has quite a variety of nostalgic candies like Jawbreakers and candy necklaces. The Sweet Life also has some fantastic homemade goods like the M and M marshmallow softy pops and dark chocolate berry and cherry bark. This store does wedding orders, baking and catering.