maybe because i wasn’t allowed much candy growing up, i now have a serious sweet tooth, or candy tooth that is. when we lived in manhattan, i would make regular visits to economy candy to stock up on my various cravings which included traditional jelly beans (no jelly bellies for me), black licorice and those chewy orange slices. i am always on the look out for these goodies, especially the jelly beans, and only last week did i discover them in brooklyn at dewey’s candy.
located in dumbo, dewey’s candy is a cute shop with all the basic candies you could every think of (m&ms, sours, licorice, salt water taffy,) plus lots of childhood favorites like bit-0-honey-n, necco candy wafers, major league chews, ice cubes and red hots. dewey’s candy also had some tennis-ball sized jawbreakers and gummies in all shapes and sizes (the centipedes were a big hit with my son’s birthday party) and huge barrels of chocolate covered hearts and hersey kisses. while dewey’s candy has chocolates — chocolate covered cake batter bites, chocolate babies turtles, chocolate covered espresso beans, chocolate covered caramels and the list goes on – it’s of course not a fancy chocolate shop. if you’re in the mood for that, just walk a couple blocks over to jacques torres for some of the high end stuff.
the dewey’s candy space is also available rent out the space for birthday parties or other special occasions which is good to know in the future, though i don’t know if the store would be safe if my daughter were involved as i have never seen anyone so obsessed with sugar. for now, i’m just glad i now can easily restock my jelly bean supply. dewey’s candy, 141 front street between pearl and jay streets, brooklyn, new york, 718.422.1333.