March 8, 2012

The other evening, while on the way home from the Jewish Museum after taking in the Kehinde Wiley preview. I stumbled upon - to my delight The London Candy Store! I couldn’t Adam ‘n’ Eve it! (believe it) Here all the way uptown on the Upper East Side of Lexington Ave at 94th a candy store devoted to British confectionery. Through the guard rails I spotted jars of my favourite sweets and chocolate bars: Crunchie, Revels, Malteasers, Flake, Yorkies, Munchies, Minstrels, Areos and all sorts of Cadbury treats. Wow!

I will have to take a trip there again soon. New York may win in many other departments like great restaurants, but when it comes to candy, you don’t know quality until you have tasted a real Cadbury’s chocolate bar made in Birmingham, where quality is sweetened with sugar cane, over the standard corn syrup in U.S. candy. Until then well…you got Hersey’s Reeses Peanut Buttercups.

Thelondoncandycompany.com

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