Candy is Dandy When Liquor is Out of the Question

Actually, I don’t eat a lot of sweets, but I had an urge. So I went down to the lower east side, to Economy Candy, and I bought a pack of Adams Sour Cherry gum, wax lips, and Bonomo Turkish Taffy. Which nostalgic candy holds up the best?

Bonomo Turkish Taffy. I thought it was going to be the most inedible of the bunch, but it holds up very well, it turns out. I wish I’d bought more. Except, now I want a pumpkin pie. Still, it’s amazing I only bought three small items out of all the offerings in this store, and this is only one small part of it.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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