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Favorite lemon drop hard candy that you can find at any store?

My friends and I love lemon drop hard candy. Sweet, tart, and long lasting hard candy. Any favorites at grocery stores, gas stations, drug stores? (Target, Walmart, Walgreen's?)

Friend bought some at Safeway that weren't very good. Too sweet without enough sour to it.

Any help would be great.

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  1. I've been searching for *sour* lemon drop candies for years without luck. :(

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    1. re: MysticYoYo

      if you are close to an asian or japanese store, try this candy called "super lemon"

      The bag is kind of light brown on the outside with a kinda roy lichtenstein style artwork on the front. The candy is INCREDIBLY sour on the outside (makes my teeth squeak), but sweet on the inside after you suck off all of the sour stuff. It's awesome

      here's a link to what it looks like http://www.wizzywig.com/xcart/catalog...

      1. re: bitsubeats

        Super Lemon rocks! I used to torture my tongue with those bitter babies.

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      1. The best I have found are made by "Family Choice" and distributed by Ruckers Wholesale out of Bridgeport, IL. I bought them at Buchheits Store in Sparta, Il. There are several locations in Missouri and Illinois. It is a Country type of store selling everything from kitchen cabinets and building supplies to farm and garden supplies, spices, clothing, etc. They are good and sour, just like the old days. Here is the link to their homepage: http://www.buchheitonline.com

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        1. re: RozS

          Try the vermontcountrystore.com they have lots of old fashioned candies. Also there is http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/ which has lots of good ole fashioned candies from childhood

          1. re: RozS

            Also sold at all Tractor Supply stores =) I'm from there origially but now in T X

          2. Only brand I know if in my area (NYC Metro) is Lemonheads. I loved those when I was a kid. They are generally available in most stores and supermarkets.

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            1. re: HungryRubia

              Lemonheads are good, but they aren't old fashioned lemon drops.

            2. Cracker Barrel has the best in my opinion. They might not have a location near you but you can order them online.

              http://shop.crackerbarrel.com/online/...