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Candy stores on LI?

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. Hi,

    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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    1. re: JGS

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

    2. You want to visit Emile’s Candies
      229 Merrick Rd., Oceanside
      516-766-4402

      Wonderful old-fashioned candy store.

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

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

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          1. re: mblevine

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

            1. re: Scott_R

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

          2. 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
            YUMMY!!!

            The Sweet Spot Shoppe
            128 Manetto Hill Rd
            Plainview NY 11803

            1. 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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              1. re: dbm3681

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

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                1. re: Motosport

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

                  1. re: synergy

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

                    1. re: Motosport

                      Or certain times of the year, maybe?

                2. Here's a neat place, Bobb Howard's General Store:
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                  It's attached to an auto repair shop. :

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                  http://www.bobbhowardsgeneralstore.co...

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