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Candy fruit slices

nyroforever Feb 9, 2007 01:47 PM

Bought and loved the Chowhound's Guide (NY area one). I figured this was the go-to place. I have a great friend who loves candy fruit slices (not exactly my food passion, but she is a great friend). Remember those from the 60's? I never see 'em anymore. This is her favorite candy and I'd like to buy her a simple box. It seems like the kind of thing Russell Stover or some company like that would make. Economy Candy on Rivington Street told me they sell 5 lb. boxes. That seems like a bit much. I'd just like a fresh, humble 12-18 oz. box. Thanks in advance.

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    zhelder Feb 9, 2007 02:46 PM

    This is my first post here on this board, so please, be gentle!

    I'm a Jerseyite, but there is a Trader Joe's in Union Square. Here in Jersey, all the stores sell packages of these fruit slices, so I imagine the Manhattan store would have them too. Probably about 16 oz. and $3 or $4 (maybe a bit more in Manhattan). They also have a tub of "fruit rounds", which is what I usually buy, about 21 oz. for about $2.50 or $3.

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    1. re: zhelder
      Nikki NYC Feb 10, 2007 06:24 PM

      Thanks a lot, zhelder. Really. Everyone chickened out of leaving their apartments and braving the cold, so I went over to Trader Joe's. I bought the mini fruit slices AND the chocolate raspberry sticks. Now I am about 2 minutes away from calling 911 because I am in sugar shock...

    2. Nikki NYC Feb 9, 2007 02:25 PM

      I'm pretty sure they have them in the help-yerself bins at Dylan's Candy Bar.

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        financialdistrictresident Feb 9, 2007 02:31 PM

        I've heard of Dylan's but never been. How do the prices compare to Economy?

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          Nikki NYC Feb 9, 2007 02:41 PM

          I'm not sure. I went to Economy once but didn't buy anything. If decor is any indication, I would guess that Dylan's is pricier. It's like Disney World for candy. I can never resist going in when I pass by! Wish I didn't have such a sweet tooth...

          1. re: Nikki NYC
            floretbroccoli Feb 9, 2007 03:01 PM

            Dylan's and Economy are at extreme opposite ends of the price scale.

            (Dylan is Ralph Lauren's daughter and seems to have learned pricing from him.)

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        nyroforever Feb 9, 2007 02:02 PM

        Thank you. I will do that.

        1. financialdistrictresident Feb 9, 2007 01:50 PM

          I always buy the candy fruit slices by the pound at Economy Candy. Ask, I don't think you need to buy a 5 lb. box! Also, if it's not busy sometimes they give me just the flavors/colors I like.

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