Serious Eats finally discovers Economy Candy

I visited Economy Candy back in 2007 (man that feels like a lifetime ago; the below photo is from before I figured out how to take nicer close-up photos) and have been dreaming about going back ever since. David Lebovitz has documented his visit there, as has Cybele from Candy Blog. Serious Eats is finally…

Economy Candy in the NY Times

Economy Candy (of which I am a huge proponent) gets a shout out in a NY Times’s 36 hours in NYC article. I hope it brings them tons of extra customers; they deserve them! Here’s the blurb from the article: “A giant Gummi rat. How New York is that? You can pick one up to…

Economy Candy – ZOMG!

My visit to New York was incredibly fun (and rather expensive). Lunch at Cafe Boulud was lovely and tasty, even if the portions were a bit small. I had the corn soup, the scallops, and this blueberry cake-y thing (I forget the exact name) for dessert. Mmmm! Economy Candy was candy heaven. The cheapest bulk…

Serious Eats makes a candy ark

I had posted earlier about how Serious Eats had finally given Economy Candy the glowing write-up that it deserves. After they bought all of Economy Candy’s gummi animals, they turned them into an adorable Serious Eats ark (photo from Serious Eats): They even put up a giant hi-res version in case you wanted to sweeten…

Candy Filled Modern Love

Last weekend’s NY Times Magazine Modern Love column was a poignant and candy-filled memoir. If only I could write like that! I think I may consume too much candy to have such strong memory ties to specific sweets. But I do have plenty of memories where loved ones and candy intersect: I have thoughtful friends…

Essential Candies List – 56-110

Today, y’all get the latter half of my take on Cybele’s list of the 110 Essential Candies for Candivores. In case you missed it, the first half of the list posted last Friday. I’ve bolded what I’ve tried before and sprinkled comments and photos throughout, after the jump.

Nestle Yorkie

I often came across Nestle’s Yorkie bars during my summer in England, but I never bought them because they’re “NOT FOR GIRLS!” It wasn’t that I was intimidated by the tagline or the red-slashed purse-toting icon; it was that I believed any candy company misogynistic enough to have such a slogan, even if only tongue-in-cheek,…

Candy as comfort, candy as expense

Two candy pieces from the NY Times. First, reports of an upswing in candy sales during these tough economic times, in keeping with historical trends. Two things immediately struck me after reading the article: 1. Raymond Schneider of the opening paragraph could save a lot of money buying his candy someplace other than Dylan’s Candy…

NYC is full of wonderful candy

To my NYC readers, I’ll be in the city this Sunday afternoon and evening. One of my friends wants to visit the Met. I want to hit up Economy Candy and possibly visit Bergdorf Goodman for the Vosges tasting (and to check out the 5th Ave window displays; those of you who live in the…