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Mar 5, 2003 01:48 PM

Nostalgic Candy Shops?

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Does anyone know where I could find a candy store that would have a large selection of nostalgic candy? I'm specifically looking for items from the 60's & 70's. I'd prefer to shop locally rather than use an internet store.


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  1. Not sure if they have nostalgic candies, but there is a candy store right next to the Harvard Sq. movie theater with a pretty big selection of stuff.

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    1. re: Christine

      That place is Hidden Sweets. They have a large selection of "penny candy" and candy bars. A perfect stop before the movies next door.

    2. You might want to check out Dairy Fresh Candies on Salem street in the North End. They have a huge selection and it is a really interesting spot.

      1. Rein's NY Deli in Vernon, CT carries some nostalgic candy.

        Also, the NECCO outlet by Cambridgeside Galleria in Cambridge is the place to go for Mary Janes, Skybars and, of course, NECCO wafers.

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        1. re: Chris VR

          as for the NECCO store - I second that. it is only open during the week , and I don't know the times - something like 10 - 4.------ but totally worth it. If it doesn't meet your needs on this one - keep it in mind for another time.

        2. The Bearskin Neck Country Store in Rockport has a great selection of candy including licorice wheels, candy cigarettes and those goofy UFO things that rattle when you shake them. Plus you can listen to their player piano for $.50.

          Within walking distance are the Fudgery and Tucks Candy Factory. Both of these have a selection of candy also.

          Call before you go. Any of these shops may be closed for the winter.

          Don't forget to brush your teeth!

          - Rhino8888

          1. Not local, but Yummies in Kittery Maine, just past the outlet stores, on the right. Tons of nostaligia candy, fudge, salt water taffy, you name it they have it.

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            1. re: Jules

              I second Yummies. Not that far. If they don't have it, no one does. An amazing place.

              1. re: Jules

                some of the candy there has a musty been store in your basement since the last century smell to it

                1. re: foodperv

                  Never noticed that on either of my visits. The stuff we bought was all fresh, unlike when I've bought it elsewhere. Just goes to prove as with restaurant reviews that anyone can get a negative impression on a given visit. I guess when you're dealing with nostalgic candy, there can be more of tendency to be old, especially when dealing with rare and hard to find stuff. I bought Lemonheads and chocolate covered "coffee beans" and they were very fresh. I should know fresh - I worked for a major candy manufacturer a while back.

                  1. re: Chowzmeister

                    you are right chowz miester the old candy was well'' old the common candy lemonheass etc are still make and have a quick turnover therefore always fresh