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Looking for retro sweets near Pasadena area

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mmmstaek Jan 5, 2011 11:09 AM

Hi,

Does anyone know where I can find vintage/retro/nostalgic sweets near the Pasadena area? I'm looking for anything within 10 miles of Pasadena.

Thank you!

  1. wienermobile Jan 5, 2011 11:22 AM

    Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park carries quite a few kinds of retro and vintage candy and hundreds of retro sodas, Call first to see if they have what you are looking for.
    http://www.sodapopstop.com/

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    Galco's Soda Pop Stop
    5702 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

    1. WildSwede Jan 5, 2011 11:34 AM

      There is a sweets shop on Green Street just west of what used to be Twin Palms (between Pasadena Ave and Delacey) in Old Town. I have not been in, but it seems to have a lot of retro options.

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      Twin Palms
      101 W Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91105

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      1. re: WildSwede
        Peripatetic Jan 5, 2011 12:13 PM

        I think WildSwede is referring to Rocket Fizz:

        http://www.rocketfizz.com/index.php?o...

        They have an impressive selection of retro and artisanal sodas (one of their distributors is Real Soda in Real Bottles in Torrance) and good selection of vintage and hard-to-find candy. It's been a few years since I've been to Galco so I'm not sure how they compare.

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          salziger hund Jan 5, 2011 03:07 PM

          Yup, Rocket Fizz would fit the bill!

          1. re: salziger hund
            WildSwede Jan 5, 2011 04:53 PM

            Si! Thanks!!

      2. The Oracle Jan 5, 2011 03:00 PM

        Little Flower Candy Co definitely has that retro/vintage feel, but probably isn't the spot if there are particular brand names you are looking for.

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        Little Flower Candy Co
        1424 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

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        1. re: The Oracle
          WildSwede Jan 5, 2011 04:54 PM

          I LOVE their salted caramels! YUM!!

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