V.L Hendrickson of AM New York recently posted a history of Halloween candy recently, encouraging us to take a week off from out daily gummy bear fix to ferret out the newest trends in the world of confectionary.
Dewey’s Candy at 141 Front Street in Vinegar Hill is a great place to satiate a savage sweet-tooth craving, as any DUMBO child or sugarjunky can tell you.
Currently proprietor Alison Oblonsky stocks a number of the Halloween classics like candy corn and Good n’ Plenty, but also has the latest and greatest in eerie edibles. A quick perusal of her wares is like a crash course in contemporary candy culture.
“The crazier, the better,” she told Hendrickson. Oblonsky carries a bevy of ghastly goodies such as gummy eyeballs, chocolate-covered Peeps, candy blood bags (cherry-flavored liquid sucked through a straw), and Vampire Hair (a mix of cotton candy and pop rocks).
The candy store was recently dubbed by New York Magazine as the “Best Sweets Shop” in all of New York City.
It’s hard to maintain your composure as you get dizzy in anticipation of the ensuing sugar rush. We’re trying to exercise a little restraint. We have costumes to fit into for pete’s sake.
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