Dylan's Candy Bar: Welcome to Candyland
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"I would stand transfixed before the windows of the confectioners' shops, fascinated by the luminous sparkle of candied fruits, the cloudy luster of jellies, the kaleidoscope inflorescence of acidulated fruitdrops -- red, green, orange, violet: I coveted the colours themselves as much as the pleasure they promised me." ~ Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) French Existentialist, writerI thought it would be fine. I thought it would be safe. I thought that taking a twenty year old to a candy store would not be a major problem, since she wasn't five or six or even ten. I thought we would go in, look around and be out in a matter of fifteen minutes, if that long. I was wrong!
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At the top of a stairway was this large statue of a chocolate Easter Rabbit. What's that? More candy downstairs? This was our fatal mistake. The amount of candy upstairs was nothing compared to the candy downstairs. Here there were machines to fill your own Pixie Sticks, rows of dispensers for Jelly Belly eggs, M&Ms, and bins of Bubble Gum of all shapes and sizes.
Yes, my twenty year old baby went nuts in this place. We were there over an hour and a half while she tried to make up her mind. This isn't always easy for her to do even when faced with only two choices. Imagine what happened when the choices went up exponentially! But it was one of her favorite excursions in Manhattan. So, if you're ever there check Dylan's Candy Bar out. It is located at Lexington Ave. and 59th St. in Manhattan. We took the 2 subway from Brooklyn, changing to the 4 which let us off just outside the building.
As I leave you in a "sugar coma" or else pining away for one, here is a heartfelt wish:
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