St. Louis Candy Store
Looking for the name of a candy store in St. Louis. (I know--big town!)
Don't know if they even exist anymore. Years ago (back in the '60's) my Dad used to travel to St. Louis and bring candy back this heavenly candy. It was like chocolate covered honeycomb--kind of in small bricks or chuncks. I can't remember the name of the candy or the store. Would love to know if anyone knows what I'm talking about. And if they're still around. Would love to try to order some and relive the old days!!
There are Mavrakos Candies, Merbs Candies, and Crown Candies Kitchens. Enjoy!
Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 Saint Louis Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63106
4000 South Grand
Saint Louis, MO
I do believe it's molasses puffs from Merb's Candies. The 1960s location you mention is still open at 4000 S. Grand in the city.
Sorry, no website.
You can see a picture of them at Bissinger's, which may jog your memory.
Crown Candy has been around since 1913, Bissinger's since 1927, and Merb's, I don't know, but a long time.
I think it was Fanny May( I could be wrong on the name) that carried what you arer describing. I use to get them down at the Galleria in Clayton (before it was the Galleria). We called them molasses chips. The were little rectangles of honeycomb dipped in chocolate. The closest match I have found is at http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/sh... Look in that site and see if thats what you are thinking of.
That's it! We would get Easter candy from there when I was a little kid, in the '50s and 60s. I don't remember them being around after the '70s. Thanks for the correct spelling, I couldn't remember the spelling at all. They had some decent honeycomb. They may have called them molasses puffs.
It was Mavrakos that sold them they had a store in Jefferson city where I live...I used to get the Molasses puffs with the dark chocolate every year for my birthday...Mavarakos did make most their own candy but they didn't make the molasses puffs..I bought a box about 4 years ago at casino in Las Vegas..when your looking online look for spun molasses or honeycomb....I've found several other brands but never as good...I am going to try some of the suggestions listed in the replies
Mavrako's did make their own molasses puffs. My grandmother, when working in St. Louis during the 19-teen's and early 1920's, patronized the story downtown and became rather good friends of a few of the folks. She was given their recipe (lost in a flood, unfortunately) and would never make it for she wanted to be loyal to the Mavrakos family.
i have had a box of the Molasses Puff from Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company in St. Louis. It is exactly like the same old Mavrakos candy, they have it in milk and dark chocolate