The Candy Effect

When it comes to candy, I think it can take anyone back to their childhood with just the mention of a certain favorite. After a discussion one night with our friends about how we were craving Tongue Splashers, I realized I had never taken my husband to one of my favorite candy stores from my childhood.

Baldinger’s is a candy mecca! Over 75 years old, this store boasts not only hard to find candy, but classic favorites, as well as VERY low prices. 10 cents for a Warhead?!
Yes, please. Check out some of my finds below:

20120611-091853.jpgThis candy heaven was all ours for one rainy Saturday afternoon and it made for a perfect day. My mom, brother, sister, sister’s boyfriend, and of course, our little one, joined us for the trip. From the car ride over talking about what we hoped to find, to walking around through the maze of candy jars, buckets, and shelves, to checking out on the 19th century, original cash register, we had a blast.

The candy effect is magical. You can’t help but smile when you rip one of those candy buttons off the paper, or feel the click of Pop Rocks on your tongue.

Just doing a simple thing, like visiting a candy store, can make your day. It really is the little things that make us truly happy, and the $20 we spent was well worth it. We have candy for weeks to come and an even better story and memory to cherish.

Do something today that makes you happy. It’s Monday and we all need some extra help getting into the groove, so whether it’s munching on candy, or singing in the shower, or telling a corny joke, just enjoy yourself.

Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for a coffee and (candy) cigarette break.

Check out the Baldinger’s website here. 

About Tara Darazio

I'm a copywriter, owner of A Passion For The Pen, LLC and host of the Let's Meet For Copy podcast. Contact me at
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