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Disappointed in Economy Candy

Jack_ Dec 12, 2006 09:11 PM

Went there yesterday and got chocolate covered pretzels and some Kookaburra Licorice. The pretzels under the chocolate were a bit stale and soggy and the licorice had a funny kind of metallic taste to it and didn't look like what I'm used to getting from Jo-Mart chocolates or Russ & Daughters, the pieces seemed smaller and the ridges too perfectly formed.

However the other packaged candies like Jolly Ranchers and Skittles had good prices

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  1. harlanturk RE: Jack_ Dec 12, 2006 09:15 PM

    Check out The Sweet Life, www.sweetlifeny.com, a great candy/confectionary store on Hester St.

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      Jack_ RE: harlanturk Dec 12, 2006 09:26 PM

      Thanks, be interesting to see if the Kookaburra Licorice there is any different but at $6.99 I might as well get it at Jo-Mart. The chocolate pretzels don't look any different than what i can buy in bulk from Fairway for $2.99 lbs and no dark chocolate

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        wleatherette RE: Jack_ Dec 14, 2006 08:36 PM

        the sweet life is a great. if you're in the area, it's definitely worth checking out. their homemade chocolates are very fresh, the international selection is fun, and the store is stocked with care by people who really appreciate the merchandise.

        1. re: wleatherette
          tamasha RE: wleatherette Dec 15, 2006 02:24 AM

          I love The Sweet Life and always recommend it to people over EC, although the hours are sometimes unpredictable.

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      sedela RE: Jack_ Dec 13, 2006 02:08 AM

      I'd say that the candy is often a bit stale/old at Economy Candy. Makes me think that they just buy the stuff that is older and people are trying to get rid of in bulk. Not sure if that's true but it certainly seems like it when I go there.

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      1. re: sedela
        TipsyMcStagger RE: sedela Dec 13, 2006 02:29 AM

        But they have chocolate covered espresso beans in bulk! Ummmmmmm!


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        Captain RE: Jack_ Dec 14, 2006 09:45 PM

        Lucky for me that those I buy candy for are addicted to simple lumps and powders made of pure sugar. Pixie sticks, spree, necco wafers, etc. If you have a partner that likes such things, you'll make out well buying a pound or two of conversation hearts for Valentines Day, instead of spending money for a few ounces of fancy chocolate.

        I've liked the jordan almonds I bought at Economy Candy.

        I guess the message is stick to the stuff that will survive and ice age.

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