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Old Fashion Christmas Candy!! Kansas City

Irishbeer4me Nov 28, 2007 10:52 AM

Looking for old fashion hard candy for a aunt. Does Kansas City have any old fashion candy stores that sell candy by bulk, besides Mr Bulky's(they use to carry it but this year they seem to have no christmas candy). I'm looking for, ribbon candy, chocolate filled candy straws, holiday hard candy fill with fruit, candy filled peanuts, and rainbow christmas gems.
Thanks

  1. amyzan Nov 28, 2007 06:30 PM

    Try calling Laura Little's http://www.lauralittlecandy.com/ I haven't been in years and don't know their stock, but they're probably a good place to start.

    1. bbqboy Nov 29, 2007 04:44 AM

      I fear Jianas Brothers Ribbon Candy has gone to the great beyond.
      Did they sell the business to someone else?

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        jdl98 Nov 29, 2007 10:23 AM

        I know that Dean & Deluca had old fashioned Halloween candy so maybe try there? I just saw ribbon candy somewhere but I cannot remember where for the life of me -maybe it will come to me. Call D&D 913-498-3131

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          zataar Nov 29, 2007 12:59 PM

          Hall's Crown Center and Hall's Plaza have carried Hammond Candies, from Denver, for years. It's wonderful, and very old fashioned.

          http://www.hammondscandies.com/

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          GiGiWy Nov 30, 2007 07:38 AM

          Maybe Russell Stover on SM Parkway (north side), just west of I-35.

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            jdl98 Nov 30, 2007 09:34 AM

            HyVee at State Line and 77th had ribbon candies and some other less common holiday candies - not in bulk, though.

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              spellweaver16 Nov 30, 2007 09:57 AM

              You can try the mail-order route. The Vermont Country Store would be a good place to look and I KNOW I have seen an old-fashioned candy mix with pretty much everything you describe in a Figi's catalog.

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              1. re: spellweaver16
                amyzan Nov 30, 2007 10:46 AM

                Regarding mail order, these links are from a google search with "chocolate filled candy straws:"

                http://www.candy4u.com/chocfilstraw.html
                http://www.metrocandy.com/CHOCOLATE-F...

                Some of these may have a minimum order. I also noted that one company said the Peerless company, which made the straws, went out of business this year because they couldn't compete with the low prices of overseas makers.

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