8.29.2012

HELL'S CANDY STORE, PLUS VIDEO, QUESTION MARK?


this is a post about the hell's kitchen candy scene. you know, it's pretty hopping.

brandon came home from work the other night all excited about this new candy place in hell's kitchen that he sometimes passes as he walks home from work. 

"it's a video candy store? i don't know what that means. but let's check it out!"

once we got there brandon told me we were going to split up and pick out our favorite old school candies, then meet at the register for some kind of something or other. i don't know, he's really cute though. "i already know what i'm going to get!" he said as he and huck zoomed off to the corner of the store. he was really excited. i sort of had the feeling like it was a test. how cool is your favorite vintage candy? not to be weird about it, but brandon has five whole years on me. five whole years of COOLNESS. any time anything comes up about old songs or old tv shows or old candies he always lords it over me like i couldn't POSSIBLY remember it because YOU'RE TOO YOUNG to be COOL.

i mean, work that as long as you can, brandon you old fogie. 

a video candy store is a really strange concept, but that's okay. you keep on, hell's kitchen.








p.s. i chose the cigarette candy -- because it's the greatest.
and sour strawberry belts, too, aka THE BEST CANDY EVER.

39 comments :

  1. How fun!! Everytime I see pictures of your city living, I am jealous of it! ;)
    WHat a cool candy store though, next time I go to NYC I want to stop there!



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  2. omg! i can't believe they still MAKE candy cigarettes! i remember my parents giving my brother and i 50 cents to go to the "party store" (aka liquor store that had candy and a funny man that talked to little kids in a donald duck voice) and i ALWAYS got candy cigarettes because i could get so many packs with my 50 cents! bargain shopping started early in my life! haha

    cheers :)

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  3. Your son is my absolutely favorite blogger baby. Those cheeks and that furrowed brow?! Swoon worthy.

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  4. Candy cigarettes are the best! I hope yours had the red "fire" on the ends!

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  5. My dad forbade my sister and I from candy cigarettes when we were younger, which of course always meant I remember them as being so much sweeter and tastier than they probably ever were. Related note: we were also not supposed to pretend we were smoking when it was cold outside and our breath showed. Is this the real reason I don't smoke? Probably not, but I appreciate the sentiment, Dad.

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  6. yep, we're totally the same age. i would've choosen those candies too (plus maybe some razzles and zebra gum)

    also, we always felt like the BIGGEST rebels anytime we got the candy cigs or big league gum because you know.. it was like almost the real thing according to my parents.

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  7. Oh wow, they still make candy cigarettes? That's amazing!
    You've definitely given me another place to put on my "to do in NYC" list.

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  8. used to love candy cigarettes and "smoking" them. I felt so cool. how not cool of seven year-old me, standing outside of the mall "smoking" my sugar stick. i think i just wanted to shock people.

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  9. I love/hate candy cigarettes. They taste kind of terrible, as I remember, but they look so awesome. I am older by far than you OR your husband, so I remember when everyone smoked everywhere: at home, in stores, on the street, and in TV shows. Actual smoke makes me kind of nostalgic, although I myself never ever smoked.

    I want a pack, like, right now.

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  10. Candy cigarettes are most certainly the best, I used to fake smoke with my cousins in Ohio... someday I'll teach my own kids to fake smoke... aaahhhh memories.

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  11. How i wish my country has such a store! Btw Ur son's outfit is cute! Love the blue top & red pants combination :)

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  12. i love the sour strawberry belts. but i totally would have gone with the candy cigarettes if i was feeling nostalgic. btw, you guys are too stinking cute!

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  13. Our marriage has a five year difference too, and whoa, is it a difference in generations!

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  14. My dad used to buy us candy cigarettes all the time. We loved them, especially during the winter when we could make smoke out of our foggy breath.

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  15. SUCH a great post, your writing is to die for. one of my favorites for sure!!

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  16. your picks are awesome! I love love love sour candy, I practically make my mouth raw with sour patch kids.

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  17. I can't believe they still make candy cigarettes. I have never and would never smoke, but OH I used to feel cool with my candy cigarettes as a child!!

    Where does the Video come into the name though? Did I miss something? (likely).

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  18. i feel kind of left out because i've never seen or heard of these candy cigarettes before and according to all of the comments they're pretty awesome. i feel like i need to go out right now and search all my local candy stores for a place that sells them. (i do love those sour strawberry belts, though. )

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  19. My husband is the same way. What's even worse is that he talks about it with his friends. I just laugh and role my eyes because one day I'm going to be pushing his wheelchair.

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  20. But what did hubby get? The suspense is killin me, here!

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  21. haha my husband has 5 years of COOL on me, too, and i feel the same way sometimes. but, i am constantly teasing him for being so "old" ha! and i will ALWAYS have that on him, so there!

    also, what, pray tell, is a video candy store? did you ever figure it out? i, for one, have no clue!

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  22. That looks like heaps of fun! I wish they had one in Sydney.

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  23. I am as shocked as everyone else that candy cigarettes still exist. Necco wafers are old school too, right? I hate those things but they define my childhood.

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  24. ha! my husband is 5 years older than me as well ("when you were a beehive i was a senior in high school..."), but add to that that i'm from Mexico and he's from the East Coast and well, the coolness differential is, like, enormous. he's always shocked at the things i haven't seen/don't remember/don't appreciate.

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  25. I've never commented on your blog although I am a constant lurker. Today I thought I'd break my no commenting spree just because this line: :i mean, work that as long as you can, brandon you old fogie" made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants. Keep it up, Nat, you got a lot of sass and that's why I love you

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  26. i understand the older husband thing... mine is 7 years older and once you reach a certain age it does not matter at all... but it really does when he talks about stuff from the (early) 80's... or all the 'cool' things he did as a teen that I had no idea about.. I laugh at him and think he is so old when he talks about childhood stuff... cause I'm all like I did NOTHING like that.. or that was super daggy by the time I was around lol.

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  27. This post makes me smile! That childhood competitiveness never really leaves us, does it? Pretty sure I would have gone for the candy cigarettes too - when I was a kid I thought they were tres chic! Now I think, what a politically incorrect candy! lol

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  28. wait, what about video...? color me confused.

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  29. I think it's so adorable that he passes it on his way home from work, yet waits for you and Huck to be able to go with him. That just melts my heart. You guys seem like you have a great connection and that little boy of yours is freaking beyond adorable.

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  30. strawberry belts-my husband's fav and oh candy cigarette memories ;)

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  31. Ah, pop rocks and strawberry belts. Yum. I still don't understand how it's a video-candy store, though? What does that mean?

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  32. So what was the video part?

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  33. Ha! We've got the five year diff too and I get, "It was before your time." Alot. Snarky Malarky.

    But yeah, vintage candy. What a treat!

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  34. I remember my first pack of candy cigarettes. I felt like the coolest 8 year old on the block. When I look back in my mind, I'm wearing a black, leather jacket..

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  35. love that top photo to pieces, girl.

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  36. HAHA mine does that too with a five year difference -- what is this?

    Also, I'm craving candy now, thanks. ;)

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  37. I used to love those candy cigarettes. YOu clearly did pick the best vintage candy. And my husband does that to me too. Five years cooler than me.

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  38. I erudite that an Electric Cigarette is machine that is motorized by a series and gives the user nicotine fumes. In this whole procedure there is no burning and therefore no smoke. different a regular tobacco cigarette which produces smoke and harms an individual, Quit Cigarettesan E-cig does not. The fact that I loved smoking my entire life; I could not resist the temptation of having one E-Cig on my hand. With the adverse effect of the regular tobacco, these E-cigs offered a worthwhile option.

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  39. if you want to save ur lung leave smoking tobacco. Bcoz It can't repair later. so stop smoking tobacco ..... if can't than take a help from e-cigarette.

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