Slideshow: 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
...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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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