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ISO PopRocks in North Jersey

sixelagogo Oct 17, 2010 05:12 AM

I want to do an experiment with my students and need to find poprocks and/or Zotz candies...any leads will be appreciated

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    roro1831 Oct 17, 2010 05:24 AM

    My friend owns a candy store in Asbury Park (not exactly NJ), I know they have Zotz as I stocked up on them the last time I went. There is a Candy Shoppe (I think that's the nameof it), in Hoboken, that may have them.
    Five Below has a pretty good selection of candies and may have them as well.

    I haven't seen either of those in stanbdard stores in quite seom time, but did see both in Cracker Barrel.

    When is the experiment? You could always order them online.

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    1. re: roro1831
      JessKidden Oct 17, 2010 03:13 PM

      "Asbury Park (not exactly NJ)"

      Wha? Did they secede? Get kicked out ? (@#$ Christie!).

      I gotta pay more attention to the local news...

      1. re: JessKidden
        roro1831 Oct 17, 2010 05:31 PM

        Oops, meant North Jersey

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      HillJ Oct 17, 2010 10:50 AM

      Every Halloween Party City carries popular candy including Poprocks. Have you tried a location?

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        sixelagogo Oct 17, 2010 03:04 PM

        didn't give partycity a thought..i'm going to google around and i'm sure I'll find something in the 201 areacode ...I need it by the end of the week (and Postage&Handling give me the blues) ....thanks for the tips!

      2. tommy Oct 17, 2010 11:53 AM

        Whenever I think about where I can get something locally, I remember that it doesn't matter where it comes from and I go to Amazon.com, saving time and aggravation.

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          HillJ Oct 17, 2010 11:58 AM

          ..but adding shipping $. I suppose it depends on much you buy.

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            tommy Oct 17, 2010 12:06 PM

            Well sure, obviously shipping is a factor (along with price, and Amazon and its partners are usually quite competitive). That goes without saying. Either way, my time is more valuable than the shipping.

            1. re: tommy
              HillJ Oct 17, 2010 12:09 PM

              Sixe, if you have a Party City nearby Pop Rocks in three flavors is avail there along with other "old fashioned" and fad candy from years past. Good luck!

              1. re: HillJ
                jethro Oct 18, 2010 07:48 AM

                Just bought my son a 3pack at Walgreens yesterday, candy aisle.

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                  HillJ Oct 18, 2010 08:04 AM

                  good to know!

            2. re: HillJ
              ttoommyy Oct 18, 2010 08:50 AM

              The OP is a teacher and probably shells out a ton of money during the school year for projects, etc., so i fully understand the OP not wanting to pay shipping if something can be bought nearby.

              1. re: ttoommyy
                HillJ Oct 18, 2010 09:26 AM

                The OP did mention students in the post. We're all just helping out a fellow CH, right!

          2. Eric in NJ Oct 18, 2010 08:20 AM

            There is/was a candy store in Chester that sells allot of retro candy. I belive I saw it there.

            1. sixelagogo Oct 18, 2010 03:19 PM

              Called party city and yes, they have it ...now i'm wondering if wallgreens has it as well (and i wouldn't have to deal with dreadful rt. 4), Yes, it's all out-of pocket so S&H is another insult to injury. Thanks again for all the tips!

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              1. re: sixelagogo
                HillJ Oct 18, 2010 03:21 PM

                oh that's great news six, and now you have a few choices.

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