Economy Candy!!

By grace.g.yang ยท July 13, 2007
Under: Desserts,LES,Things to do in NYC

Side note – even though I promised updates from Berlin/Copenhagen, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. I need to organize all of my pictures (over 1,000 already!) and think about what I’m going to blog about before rolling out the Berlin posts. For now, enjoy an Economy Candy post that I’ve been storing for a rainy day!


One thing I love is Candy. Candy candy candy. When I was a kid, I used to hide my Halloween candy under my bed and eat it after my mom tucked me in. I had six cavities when I was only five years old. Impressive, I know. So when I heard about Economy Candy, I knew that I HAD to go!

Economy Candy has all kinds of hard to find candies (nostalgia candies, if you will), without the frills of Dylan’s. When I walked in, it was definitely a sensory overload…see below:

OMFG! AHHHHHHHH!!! It was AWESOME!! Seriously, there is candy up and down the walls and all over the place. I couldn’t believe my eyes!! Seriously, I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen so much candy…not even in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! They have all types of awesome candy there, including hard to find brands and stuff from overseas. Look at how happy I am:

Office reference:

Michael: I am really proud of you.
Pam: Thank you.
Michael: What?
Pam: Do you have something in your pocket?
Michael: A Chunky. Do you want half?

HA! ๐Ÿ™‚

Economy Candy even has their own cat:


If he could talk, he would say: I’m in your candy store, eating your halvah! Check out icanhascheezburger for more funny cat pics!

We made out like bandits with candy that I used to eat all the time when I lived in Pittsburgh and some candy I found in Europe, including KINDER EGGS:


I absolutely LOVE kinder eggs because it’s just the right amount of chocolate and creamy insides AND there’s always a toy inside! I thought they were banned in the US because the toys were too small and kids kept swallowing them, but apparently they’re still available at Economy Candy! I’m seriously going to Economy Candy every single day to pick up a little treat – their prices are a LOT better than Dylan’s and their choices are a ton better, too!

How to get to Economy Candy:

Economy Candy
108 Rivington Street between Essex and Ludlow
New York, NY 10002

Reader Comments

Candy!!! Yummmy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Written By Sam on July 16th, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

I went to Italy over the summer and I was having Kinder withdrawals. So I thought to myself, I live in freaking NYC, how can there not be any Kinder eggs anywhere…? I knew there were the Kinder Hippos, but come on…everyone wants the eggs for the toys ๐Ÿ˜› I found this very helpful…now I’ll definitely go and buy some eggs!

Written By sophia on December 5th, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

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