I was curious and excited when I noticed the new window signage at the little shop on the corner of Main Street and North Lake Street, just a short walk from Grape Arbor. It reads, “Penny’s Candy” and has bright candy images all around. I am a HUGE fan, connoisseur, and consumer of candy. In fact, when Peggy recently mentioned we would start a monthly blog of “Our Favorite Things” I actually said, “Easy peasey. My five favorite things are candy, candy, candy, sugar and candy. I got shot down on that.
Penny’s Candy is now officially open for business and what a sweet spot to visit!
When I first noticed the sign I thought, “That’s clever but I doubt they will be offering actual penny candy nowadays.” I am so pleased to be wrong about that! Yes, they actually offer a nice array of candies for one cent a piece. This certainly makes it affordable! In addition to penny candy they offer an extensive variety of old fashioned and vintage candy including but not limited to Charleston Chews, Kitts Taffy, Pop Rocks, Fun Dip, Boston Baked Beans, Cowtails, Pixie Styx, and a full flavor array of Gillam Candy Old Fashioned Sticks. They also offer many of the new favorites of today. I left with a pile of my old favorites, Watermelon Slices (moist, chewy coconut confections that taste and look like watermelon….remember those?) and many of the fun others to ship to my granddaughter.
I had time to chat with newlyweds, business partners and store owners, Tim and Melissa Penfield. They are delightful and welcoming proprietors. One of their aims is to provide the kids of North East a fun place to visit. Mission accomplished! I remember well and fondly all three of the “corner stores” in my home town of Dover, NJ that we could and did happily walk to to buy candy.
What a sweet and happy little shop! They are open all most every day. You can visit them on Pennys Candy but you really ought to get on over there and get your candy on!