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Economy Candy, New York City

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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At Economy Candy, browse through countless aisles stacked with candies both vintage and modern. Opened in the wake of the Great Depression in 1937, this is the oldest candy store in New York City. A triangular yellow sign that says “Proceed with Candy” welcomes you in the front of the store. Check out a large table in the center filled with virtually every sweet from your childhood, including gummy animals, jelly beans, pixie sticks, wax lips, and mega lollipops. An extensive selection of dried fruit, nuts, and halvah is also on display. For a taste of old New York, try a dried apricot coated in chocolate. Comic book lovers will enjoy leafing through a stack of old comic books. The store also sells baseball cards, vintage gumball machines, box tins, board games, and lunchboxes. Take a look at our New York City online trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Economy Candy and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Purchased .6 pound of chocolates that were $27.95 a pound. Bought half pound of chocolate covered macaroons that were $7.99 a pound. Grabbed 4 random wrapped chocolates. Store had lots more that I’d.....  more
    Purchased .6 pound of chocolates that were $27.95 a pound. Bought half pound of chocolate covered macaroons that were $7.99 a pound. Grabbed 4 random wrapped chocolates. Store had lots more that I’d.....  more »
  • All the classic candies from all the different decades. They sell surprise collections which are fun too! 
    All the classic candies from all the different decades. They sell surprise collections which are fun too!  more »
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  • Some much candy from classic to modern day candy. The store is clean with help quickly available if you need. The price are good. They are not open late. Great place for candy and the candy is fresh.
  • Such a cool and iconic shop! My favorites are the candy cigarettes, pop rocks, and wax lips! I love all of it. I never noticed the chocolate counter before. But there it was. Beautiful chocolate madness❤️it’s all there! Licorice bears licorice strings! It was busy in there for the Easter candies. I love this place!

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