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

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.

Weird mints
Weird mints

Bacon mints we've heard of, but absinthe mints have us curious.

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.

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.

Loose candy
Loose candy

Assorted candies from peppermints to Bit-O-Honey to Life Savers are available by the pound.

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.

Jawbreakers
Jawbreakers

These are the real thing—too large to actually fit in your mouth.

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
U-Bet Syrup
U-Bet Syrup

Hardcore egg cream fans know that a real egg cream can only be made with seltzer, whole milk, and Fox's U-Bet syrup, which is in good supply here.

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.

In awe of the lollipops
In awe of the lollipops

Intern Eric just can't deal with the size of these lollipops.

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.

Gelt
Gelt

And all the gelt you could ever want.

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.

Can you handle all this jelly?
Can you handle all this jelly?
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
Comics
Comics

They also inexplicably stock a vintage comic collection. Jamie got really into this one.

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.

Jellied fruit
Jellied fruit

I have a serious weakness for these jellied fruits.

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.

Truffles
Truffles

Truffle, nonpareils, dipped chocolates, and then some. You can also find chocolate-dipped fruit and pretzels in this case.