Gallery: Market Tour: Slodycze Wedel is Greenpoint's Go-To for Polish Candy

Słodycze Wedel
Słodycze Wedel

Located at 772 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, at the corner of Meserole Avenue.

Prince Polo
Prince Polo

Consisting of dark chocolate-covered wafers, Prince Polo has been one of Poland's most popular candy bars since the 1950s. After Kraft purchased the brand in 1993, several more varieties were introduced, including milk chocolate...

Polo Bars
Polo Bars

...coconut, and hazelnut. It can be best described as similar to a fatter and wider Kit-Kat.

Pawełek
Pawełek

A dark or milk chocolate bar filled with a creamy, slightly alcoholic filling, kind of like a boozy Sky Bar. These ones are cherry, toffee...

Pawełek
Pawełek

...chocolate, milk cream, and egg nog.

Wawel XXL
Wawel XXL

Wawel's version of E. Wedel's Pawełek, with cherry, chocolate, toffee, and milk cream shown here.

Chałwa
Chałwa

Prepackaged halvah bars from E. Wedel, with vanilla, chocolate, and fruit & nut flavors shown here. Variants of this crumbly, sesame-based confection are popular throughout Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East.

Danusia
Danusia

Mint chocolate bars

Assorted E. Wedel Chocolates
Assorted E. Wedel Chocolates

E. Wedel sells a variety of individually wrapped chocolates, available here by the pound.

Assorted E. Wedel Chocolates
Assorted E. Wedel Chocolates

The individual chocolates include Bajeczny ("fabulous," chocolate nougat with bits of peanut and wafer), Bałamutka ("coquette," coconut), Paryski ("Parisian," strawberry jelly), Manilla (milky caramel nougat), Pierrot (like Bajeczny, but without the wafer), Nygusek ("lazy bum," cola-flavored jelly), and Liryk ("lyric," vanilla nougat.)

Mieszanka Wedlowska
Mieszanka Wedlowska

Also available as a mixed bag

Santa Trufla
Santa Trufla
Trufle by Mieszko
Trufle by Mieszko

With rum and raisins

Michaszki and Kokoski by Mieszko
Michaszki and Kokoski by Mieszko

With peanuts and coconut, respectively

Bakaliowe w Czekoladzie
Bakaliowe w Czekoladzie

Delicacies in Chocolate

Kokos by Mieszko
Kokos by Mieszko

Coconut praline

More Mieszko Pralines
More Mieszko Pralines

(Clockwise from top left) Hazelnut, Pistachio, Five (hazelnut crisp by Solidarność,) Coffee and Cream, Toffee

Nougat Honey & Toffino
Nougat Honey & Toffino
Krówki
Krówki

Krówki ("little cows") are semi-soft caramel and fudge candies, with creamy dulce de leche-like interiors. They're easily identifiable by the cow wrappers, and were popular throughout Europe even during the Cold War.

Vodka by Solidarność
Vodka by Solidarność

Vodka-filled chocolates, not for the faint of heart.

More Vodka
More Vodka

Available straight or with flavored liqueur.

Happy Barrels
Happy Barrels

With alcohol and aptly named

Happy Barrels
Happy Barrels

Each one of these packs a surprisingly strong punch. Eat (read: drink) carefully, and expect the liquor to burn a little.

Inside the advocat barrel
Inside the advocat barrel

Translucent, boozy, egg nog

Ptasie Mleczko
Ptasie Mleczko

These chocolate covered marshmallows are an essential Polish candy. Ptasie mleczko is a protected trademark in the EU, so products with that name can only be made legally in Poland.

Wawel Chocolates
Wawel Chocolates
So much cherry candy
So much cherry candy
Solo Galaretki
Solo Galaretki

Orange, cherry, and lemon jellies

Królewska
Królewska

Loaves of "royal" chałwa

Wafle
Wafle

Giant wafer for baking. L'eggo my wafle.

Torcik Wedlowski
Torcik Wedlowski

Another E. Wedel essential. Imagine a giant, hand decorated dark chocolate coin with a layered wafer interior. That's exactly what this is.

Francuskie Trufle
Francuskie Trufle

French Truffle

Solidarność Trufle w Czekoladzie
Solidarność Trufle w Czekoladzie

More chocolate truffles

Solidarność
Solidarność

Solidarność (Solidarity) is also a Polish trade union that played a major role in the fall of communism during the 1980s. (Though I wasn't able to find a link between the trade union, which was founded in a Gdańsk shipyard, and the confectioner, which is based in Lublin.)

Wall of Boxed Candy
Wall of Boxed Candy
E. Wedel Limited Edition
E. Wedel Limited Edition
Twój Sekret, Love & Cherry, Choco Chic
Twój Sekret, Love & Cherry, Choco Chic

"Your secret"

Valentine's Boxes and Roses
Valentine's Boxes and Roses

Note the old giant E. Wedel bars

Valentine's Display
Valentine's Display
Zozole
Zozole

Fizzy fruit candies, and one of the few non-chocolate items in the store.

Paluszki Tatrzańskie
Paluszki Tatrzańskie

Polish pretzel sticks with sesame and poppy

Delfina P.
Delfina P.

Creme-filled dark chocolate

E. Wedel Bars
E. Wedel Bars
Wedel Camel
Wedel Camel

Sitting atop Jednya czekolada wyborowa: "The only superb chocolate."