The London Candy Company (CLOSED)

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The London Candy Company (CLOSED)
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British chocolate treats Available at the London Candy Company, 1442 Lexington Avenue at 94th St (212-427-2129). Cadbury Roses $9.99, Cadbury Heroes $9.99, Cadbury Dairy Milk Miniatures $6.50 and Kinder Happy Hippo Biscuits $6.50

Plenty of bodegas stock U.K. imports like Twirls, HobNobs and Yorkies, but this West Village candy store is singular in its commitment to sourcing hard-to-find English sweets. The sugary bounty—arranged along wooden shelves and stuffed into black baskets—could set any British schoolboy’s heart racing. We bit into Crunchie bars, full of honeycomb-like toffee that shatters in your mouth, and picked up boxes of jelly-filled Jaffa Cakes to dunk into our tea. True British-confectionery geeks can get English-made Cadbury treats (creamier than the American ilk) and novelties such as Terry’s Chocolate Oranges, which break into segments just like the fruit. After plundering the goodies, sit by the floor-to-ceiling windows and sip a mug of malty Horlicks, frothed to perfection by a barista.


Venue name: The London Candy Company (CLOSED)
Address: 267 Bleecker St
New York
Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 8am–10pm; Fri, Sat 9am–midnight
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St; 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq
Price: Average candy bar: $2. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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