Candy fruit slices
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.
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.
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.