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Candy stores on LI?

Scott_R Sep 21, 2008 01:54 PM

Looking for a good candy shop on Long Island, south/central--by that, I mean starting along the Nassau/Suffolk border and middle island/south shore. Will venture further north and east/west, but that's the area I'd like to focus on. Patchogue and Great Neck, e.g., are too far.

Not looking for a chocolatier, or a convenience store with with racks of bars. Thinking more like the candy shop ("The Candy Man" song) in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory--the original, that is.

I've been to Dylan's Candy Bar and that doesn't really do it for me.

Any ideas?

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  1. JGS RE: Scott_R Sep 24, 2008 05:36 PM


    The ones I can think of off the top of my head are Hildebrandt's in Williston Park or the Sweet Shop in Northport Village. Both fit your bill.

    Then of course there is Itgin's in Valley Stream...but that's out of your area.

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      Scott_R RE: JGS Sep 24, 2008 07:47 PM

      D'oh! And I was just in Centerport yesterday!

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      emarcus RE: Scott_R Sep 25, 2008 11:57 AM

      You want to visit Emile’s Candies
      229 Merrick Rd., Oceanside

      Wonderful old-fashioned candy store.

      1. coll RE: Scott_R Sep 25, 2008 01:18 PM

        I just remembered St James General Store, haven't been there lately but talk about old fashioned!

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          mblevine RE: Scott_R Nov 24, 2008 07:35 PM

          Dylan's Candy Bar in Roosevelt Field Mall? Also one in East Hampton

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            Scott_R RE: mblevine Nov 25, 2008 03:36 AM

            In my question, I stated "I've been to Dylan's Candy Bar and that doesn't really do it for me."

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              mblevine RE: Scott_R Nov 25, 2008 04:59 AM

              ahh...didn't see that part..sorry.

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            nbty RE: Scott_R Mar 24, 2009 05:06 AM

            A great candy store. they have all the retro candy and also all the fun new novelty candy. HUGE selection of sours and gummies too!!!! My favorite is the chocolate potato chips

            The Sweet Spot Shoppe
            128 Manetto Hill Rd
            Plainview NY 11803

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              dbm3681 RE: Scott_R Jan 28, 2010 01:28 PM

              There is an unbelieveable new candy store in Bellmore called My Candi. OMG, they have everything. Delicious gourmet chocolate, chocolate covered pretzels, Jelly belly, and colored M&M's and 100's of candies. It is worth the trip!

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                Gastronomos RE: dbm3681 Feb 27, 2014 07:23 AM

                FYI, My Candi is no longer. It has been replaced with an incredible delicious restaurant called Morning Rose Cafe.

                Candy can be found at Chocolate Works in Bellmore on Merrick Road - 2350 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710

              2. Motosport RE: Scott_R Feb 27, 2014 07:56 AM

                Actually, The Candy Man in Orient Point on the North Fork is very good.

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                  synergy RE: Motosport Mar 14, 2014 08:36 AM

                  I've been there a handful of times. I find the attitude of the people that work there off-putting.

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                    Motosport RE: synergy Mar 14, 2014 09:26 AM

                    Never had that experience. Maybe it's a sugar rush!

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                      coll RE: Motosport Mar 14, 2014 12:37 PM

                      Or certain times of the year, maybe?

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                  Scott_R RE: Scott_R Mar 14, 2014 04:15 PM

                  Here's a neat place, Bobb Howard's General Store:

                  It's attached to an auto repair shop. :



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                    MacTAC RE: Scott_R Mar 15, 2014 09:35 PM

                    Very nice people there...

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