Jump to content
  • Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members. Anyone may read the forums, but to post you must create a free account.

Nostalgia-Evoking Candy


col klink
 Share

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, weinoo said:

 

You've been here?

 

What we really like about Economy (other than the fact it's only a few minute walk away, is the "penny" candy - all displayed in bins along the front windows of the store. While they're not a penny any more, they are sold by the pound, and it's all mix and match fun. Think mini tootsie rolls, Mary Janes, et al.

 

They also have one of the great PEZ dispenser collections.

 

No but often seen articles about it incl pics. We have those baskets and bins for mix match in many tourist places. Often what the kids remember most about a place.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Salt water taffy always makes me laugh. In my lab group at UCLA, for a time, there was a bit of a competition to see the most unlikely locations from which one could bring back salt water taffy. Once I started looking, I began to see it almost everywhere in the US, certainly far from any natural sources of salt water.  Not sure if it's still the case as I haven't been anywhere lately but it used to be in almost every airport - handy for the procrastinators among us 🙃

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That is weird on salt water taffy - not like they are using ocean water!  

 

The artificial banana is a major gag inducer of mine, (Circus Peanuts run a close second)  One year I ran out of Halloween candy and ran over to the 7-11 around the corner. Could not drive cuz of all the rug rats jamming the road. All they had left  was Now & Later. Ex picked all the banana ones out - the smell drove me to sit on front porch and pass candy out from there.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Fralinger’s salt water taffy (now owned by the James Candy Co.) is a NJ shore icon, they had a shop on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, I think they are now just in the Casinos’ retail shop areas. One of my former co-workers used to bring a box back for us after their summer vacation. When it is fresh, it is pretty good.

  • Like 3

"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" - Oscar Wilde

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/30/2022 at 11:42 AM, heidih said:

That is weird on salt water taffy - not like they are using ocean water!  

 

The artificial banana is a major gag inducer of mine, (Circus Peanuts run a close second)  One year I ran out of Halloween candy and ran over to the 7-11 around the corner. Could not drive cuz of all the rug rats jamming the road. All they had left  was Now & Later. Ex picked all the banana ones out - the smell drove me to sit on front porch and pass candy out from there.

I'm assuming all the flavors are artificial. I agree that banana would rank high on the disgusting scale, but memory tells me most of the flavors were equally horrid. Like licorice. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For some above, I'm sure this is old news; unfortunately, we were out of town when the celebration happened. Economy Candy celebrated its 85th birthday, on Rivington Street this past weekend.

 

ECONOMY CANDY: CELEBRATING 85 YEARS AS NYC’S LEGENDARY CANDY EMPORIUM

  • Like 2

Mitch Weinstein aka "weinoo"

Tasty Travails - My Blog

My eGullet FoodBog - A Tale of Two Boroughs

Was it you baby...or just a Brilliant Disguise?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, weinoo said:

For some above, I'm sure this is old news; unfortunately, we were out of town when the celebration happened. Economy Candy celebrated its 85th birthday, on Rivington Street this past weekend.

 

ECONOMY CANDY: CELEBRATING 85 YEARS AS NYC’S LEGENDARY CANDY EMPORIUM

 

In the picture is that candy spam or real spam.  Other than salty I can hardly imagine what candy spam is like.

 

Cooking is cool.  And kitchen gear is even cooler.  -- Chad Ward

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

In the picture is that candy spam or real spam.  Other than salty I can hardly imagine what candy spam is like.

 

In the pictures accompanying that story, all that candy is just what the store looks like inside.  

 

It's almost like being a kid in a...candy store!

Mitch Weinstein aka "weinoo"

Tasty Travails - My Blog

My eGullet FoodBog - A Tale of Two Boroughs

Was it you baby...or just a Brilliant Disguise?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, weinoo said:

 

In the pictures accompanying that story, all that candy is just what the store looks like inside.  

 

It's almost like being a kid in a...candy store!

 

You didn't answer my question about the spam.

 

Cooking is cool.  And kitchen gear is even cooler.  -- Chad Ward

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...