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    Economy Candy Is Making And Shipping Care Packages So You Don't Have To

    If you have a sweet tooth or are feeling particularly generous, this shop's candy care packages are worth your dough.

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    If you have a sweet tooth like me, there are few thrills that compare to walking through a candy store, and picking and choosing which appealing sweets you'll gobble up.

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    That goes double for doing so while you're an adult because you CAN eat it for dinner. I for one, have done so many times.

    It'll be awhile 'til I can strut into a candy store and pick out a bunch of treats IRL. But! One of New York's mainstays Economy Candy is helping you realize your confectionery dreams thanks to their candycare packs right now.

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    The small biz started out as a shoe and hat repair shop with a candy push cart outside the store, which started making much more money than the repair business in the '30s. The shop officially switched over to candy in 1937 an it's still kicking in its second location in NYC's Lower East Side neighborhood today. Yet, like many small businesses right now, they're limited to just online orders because of COVID-19 restrictions.

    You can order all sorts of stuff online, including their awesome merch(!), but you can be the MOST impactful right now for both the small biz and your taste buds by ordering a candycare pack.

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    There's a variety of candycare pack options, starting at $35 (with free shipping!):

    - Basic Pack: assortment of candy, chocolate, gummies, and more (snack size for $35, economy size for $50, family size for $75, or candy crazy for $100)

    - Combo Pack: assortment of candy, chocolate, dried fruits and nuts (economy size for $50, family size for $75, or #winning for $100)

    - Movie Pack: assortment of movie theater boxes, full-size candy and chocolate bars, plus other fun treats (kid's size for $35, feature film for $50, double feature for $75, or movie marathon for $100)

    - Recess Pack: assortment of retro toys for kids, but no candy or edible treats (working from home for $50, homeschooling for $75, or stir crazy for $100)

    - Trading Cards Pack: assortment of vintage trading cards from the '70s, '80s, and '90s (three categories of sports, movies and TV shows, or surprise; starter pack for $35, collector for $50, professional for $75, or fanatic for $100)

    I've sent three to friends so far, which overjoyed them to say the least. We can't hang out IRL now but we can video chat and send each other sweets to bide the time.


    As you can see here, the one I sent to my friend is full of all kinds of good stuff. This is the Basic Option in snack size ($35), and, as you can see here, my friend pointed out that there's a good variety of chocolate in the mix, which is always a concern in candy assortments!

    I sent this candycare movie night pack to a couple of friends who are roommates and EXPERTS in all things sweet and snacky. They've been using their candy-filled bowl to have wine happy hour on their fire escape at the end of each workday.


    BTW. This haul is the Movie Night in Feature Film size ($50) and it turned out to be the perfect size for a couple of candy connoisseurs.

    In case you're wondering about how that candy ships, the answer is WELL! This is an action shot of the candy as it arrived to a friend:


    But! If you want to pick and choose your candy, there are plenty of non-pack options for you. Just look at those glorious Kit Kats.

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    Yet you aren't limited to one of my personal faves. They have a variety of candy, chocolate, gum, kosher items, imported candies, sugar-free options, and more available to ship!

    You eagerly awaiting to see what arrived in your Economy Candy package:

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