Strange Snacks of the World: Weird Holiday Candy at Dylan's Candy Bar on the UES
Dylan's Candy Bar, a three-level sugar emporium on the Upper East Side, has broken out the green-and-red foil wrappers, chocolate Santas, and just about everything else you can think of that's holiday-themed and will rot your teeth. It's a good place to shop for the candy-addicts on your list. Some of the confections are weirder than others--like this seldom-seen Peep that leaves aside chicks and bunnies in favor of spelling things out.
This bizarre Peep wants you to be happy
These Route 29 chocolate caramels are flavored with cinnamon, chipotle, and cumin (that last is a new one on us). The box sports a friendly burro and a cactus decorated with Christmas tree ornaments. They're actually very tasty, as caramels that taste like mole poblano go.
Gingerbread malted milk balls, on the other hand, taste like a Starbucks latte gone wrong. It turns out that malted milk balls without the malted milk just aren't worth the trouble.
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