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Sep 24, 2012 01:13 PM

Looking for Bulk Candy

Anyone know of any markets that carry bulk candy, a la old school brach's buckets with fruit slices, neopolitan coconut slices, and other individually wrapped candies?

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  1. Johnnie's Foodmaster does, I noticed this summer. I can't remember if it is Brach's though. Market Basket does as well, with a lot of old-school and locally made candy like Mary Janes, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Bit O' Honey etc.

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      1. re: latertater

        Where is there Johnnie's Foodmaster that are still open? The one near us has closed.

        1. re: l0b0SKI

          They are all closed now, but were open in September 2012 when that response was made.

      2. Hidden Sweets in Harvard Square has tons of bulk candies, including some Brach's. Probaby pricier than Johnnie's, though.

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        1. Wegmans has a large bulk candy area. I cant recall how many of them are wrapped or not. The Market Basket i go to has a small bulk candy area, not sure they all do.

          1. I've yet to see Neoplolitan Coconut slices anywhere but the Vermont Country Sytore (online). I loved those as a kid, and my wife bought me some for Christmas last year. They also sell the old Luden's soft honey cough drops, in addition to many other old fashioned candies.

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            1. re: kimfair1

              I googled them. Brach's Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes are available from a number of Internet vendors as well as Pearls Candy & Nuts NH 309 South Broadway Salem, NH

            2. Have you ever tried the candy at Bazaar in Allston (434 Cambridge St.)? If you're primarily after sentimental old faves, then it is not the place since the products are all Russian or otherwise not domestic. But there's a good number of choices (lots of fruit hard candies with soft centers, eg.) and it's fun to pick a random bag. Other Russian markets might be good as well but I can't speak from experience on the candy selection.