It’s not only that time of year to get costume hunting but candy gobbling and shopping too. The few kiddies in your East Village walk-up are bound to be knocking on your door come Halloween. And, instead of the same-old same-old sweet finds found at your local Walgreens like traditional candy corn, mounds candy bars and Reeses peanut butter cups how ‘bout you take a trip down memory lane, show the littles something fresh and swoop up this years seasonal sugary mix at Lower East Side’s, Economy Candy? Get you candy swagger on and check out Joonbug’s Top 5 Vintage Candy Picks to fill your buckets with this Halloween 2013:
Like a kid at camp competing to see how many fireballs can be stuffed into and sustained in your mouth. Atomic Fireballs are sure to add some fire to your Halloween festivities.
They might taste a little like plastic but they’re cool and the utmost appropriate. Kids, teens, tweens and adults alike are sure to have fun with these gummy gums (literally).
Bubble Gum Cigarettes
The safer, cancer-free alternative – ‘nuff said.
A less caloric, chewier peanut-y option to our beloved Reeses pieces or peanut butter cups. Bit-O-Honey boasts a sweet name, round flavor and is fat-free. We likey!
Pick up Pez is a slew of characters from Betty Boop to Spider Man to the more current kiddy favorite, Sponge Bob. Pez is the hard candy option that keeps on giving with its convenient refillable features.