Remember penny candy? How about Valomilk, Mary Janes or Wacky Taffy? If you love old-time candy or remember wax lips and candy lipstick from the '70s, head to Suckers Candy for a stroll down memory lane that will amply feed your sweet tooth. The store is stocked with old-fashioned favorites like caramel creams, Slo' Pokes, Wonka bars and Choward's pastilles (in violet, spearmint and peppermint).
The bright decor, Dr. Seuss mural and blend of classic and contemporary sweets makes this the perfect spot for families: Parents will rediscover many of their most treasured treats, and kids will love the plethora of candies and toys. On hot summer days, enjoy a few scoops of delicious homemade ice cream, with fruit flavors that taste natural instead of chemical and a texture akin to the creamy gelato of Italy.
For an upscale gift or treat, try the fine chocolates housed under glass or a gift bag or basket based on a theme or particular piece of candy.
Centerstage Reviewer: Genevra Gallo