Slideshow: A Tour of Economy Candy, the Best and Craziest Candy Store in NYC

Exterior
Exterior
Economy Candy opened in 1937 and has become a Lower East Side institution over the decades.
Step inside
Step inside
Indian nuts are back in stock!
Walk on in
Walk on in
The only parts of Economy Candy not covered in candy are covered in candy paraphernalia. Take it one aisle at a time.
Candy Corn
Candy Corn
Massive bags of candy corn—and all manner of candy corn derivatives.
Grab bags
Grab bags
Or you can opt for an eight pound grab bag.
Giant Pez
Giant Pez
A Pez dispenser is all well and good, but a giant Betty Boop (or Captain America, or Spiderman, or Spongebob—seriously, why are these the ones they sell?) dispenser can't be beat.
British candy
British candy
Economy Candy has a whole shelf of British candy. There's a good chunk of the Cadbury Dairy Milk line, Crunchies, Maltesers, Flakes, and Aero bars.
Candy cigs
Candy cigs
Candied cigarettes and cigars, practically an endangered species, sighted here.
Candy cigar boxes
Candy cigar boxes
Gummies
Gummies
And here are the gummies. All of the gummies.
Candy island
Candy island
More modern candies—though don't dismiss those buttons in the bottom left—are piled high in center islands.
Choc-aid
Choc-aid
We've never seen chocolate bandages before and probably never will again.
Lollipops
Lollipops
Well, they are huge.
Nikl nips
Nikl nips
You probably haven't missed these wax bottles filled with saccharine syrup since they've slinked away from candy shelves. But should you feel a craving coming on, Economy Candy has you covered.
Chocolate by the pound
Chocolate by the pound
Malted milk balls in several flavors and chocolate river rocks.
Sixlets
Sixlets
Hard candy sixlets in all the colors of the metallic rainbow.
M&M's
M&M's
And M&M's by the pound. Lots of M&M's.
I think we need a shopping cart
I think we need a shopping cart
That's 45 pounds of M&M's.
Candy sticks
Candy sticks
Remember candy sticks, those lollipops without a handle? They're here for 20 cents a pop.
Halvah
Halvah
Economy Candy has an ample selection of Brooklyn-made halvah.
More lollies
More lollies
Cadbury Cream Eggs
Cadbury Cream Eggs
IN THE OFF SEASON HOORAY.
Dried fruit
Dried fruit
The crown jewel of Economy Candy is its selection of nuts and dried fruit. Some trail mix varieties for grab-and-go eating.
Red vines
Red vines
Red vine fans, here's where to go.
All the Ritter Sport
All the Ritter Sport
Okay, they're missing a few. But this is a lot of Ritter Sport.
More loose candy
More loose candy
Hard candies and gumdrops behind the counter.
Jelly rings
Jelly rings
A staple of terrible Jewish appetizing desserts, these jelly rings are alive and well at Economy Candy.
Satellite wafers
Satellite wafers
More vintage candy: styrofoam-ish edible spaceships filled with hard, crunchy candies. You let the saucers dissolve on your tongue to reach the goodies within.
Licorice
Licorice
Sweet and salty licorice. Try them all!

Or not.

Wax lips
Wax lips
Yup, they still exist.
S'more
S'more
Graham crackers sandwich a fluffy marshmallow and the whole mess is coated in milk or dark chocolate. A satisfying dessert indeed.