Thursday, October 28, 2010

I want candy

{Pile of British candy}
I can't help it, it's all this Halloween talk! And if, like me, you've a thing for British candy, but find yourself Stateside of the pond, all is not lost! Where to find candyliciousness in 3 major East Coast towns...

Cardullo's in winter, Cambridge
Boston & Cambridge: Cardullo's not only has piles o' British candy, but the most expensive sandwich - over $100 for a caviar sandwich!




Rodman's, Washington, DC
DC: Rodman's, the "Weirdest Little Drugstore in Washington," is a savior for Brit-candy hunters in the wilds of DC.




Tea & Sympathy in the Village
Manhattan, NYC:  Tea & Sympathy has carried British candy since the last monarch (it seems!)





Humble London Tube candy machine
Confession: My candy sources in London aren't as fancy as the above. We just buy from the nearby petrol (gas) station or the candy machines in the Tube (subway). :)



(Images via Muffin Top, Eric Rolph at panoramio, DC Beer, Chris J Russell and just some photos.)

45 comments:

bicocacolors said...

Superb & incredible, as usual!
thanks again and again!!!

Inez said...

I LOVE candy!

hiven said...

lovely
xenter my giveaway?

Nicole said...

I've never had British candy before, but I LOVE candy... Perhaps I'll check out that place you listed in Boston! Do you have any favorite-candy recommendations ?

Brandi said...

I found a British tea shop (serving high tea) here in San Diego that has a store stocked full of British goods (including laundry detergent). I think picking up a few unusual pieces of candy would be a great idea this Halloween. Do you have any favorites?

Angie Willis said...

I'm glad to see you're promoting our great British candy to all your US friends! Lovely photos Jude.

Nikki said...

This stuff looks so yummy, never tried it before!


xx
Nikki

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm so jealous. The only American candy I like are peanut M&Ms. My favorite candybars are British. Topics are #1 - I have loved them for 30 years, though they are even getting hard to find over there. There is some KitKat thing with hazlenuts that I ate last time I was over there and it rocked my world. I don't live on the east coast so I have to wait for trips over. Luckily we've got one planned for next year!

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh wow!! i don't think i have eaten half of these before! i want to try them all!!!

Punctuation Mark said...

candylicious!!! i wish i was 6 again to go trick or treating...

Silver Strands said...

Halloween kicks it off for me ... I just dig in to the candy once. Just once! and I'm done for. The rest of the year I indulge. YUM.
oxoxo
Denalee

Vinda Sonata said...

your pictures and writings are always so heartwarming. i love reading your posts, :)
i love cadbury chocolates, too, although now i go more for dark chocolates from lindt :)

thanks for sharing. the second shop looks like a gorgeous,clean one.

Annie said...

Such a fun post! I'll have to visit Rodman's! xo

Annie said...

Such a fun post! I'll have to visit Rodman's! xo

justine said...

I am trying to be really good and not eat chocolate and this is all so tempting. A great fun post.

Melissa Blake said...

I've never had British candy either, but candy is my weakness, so I'll try it if I ever hop across the pond!

Jude said...

Thanks for all your sweet candy comments!

@Nicole & Brandi - I'm partial to caramelly Curly Wurly, there's others (just left comments on your blogs :)).
@Jeanette - I've never had a Twist! I'd love to try, sounds absolutely D-lish!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

british sweets rock! & oh my the list is long; my favs = refreshers, sherbet fountains, sherbet dib-dabs, black jacks, fruit salads, rhubarb and custards, sherbet lemons, drumsticks, fruit pastilles, sherbet bonbons; i am now drooling! great post...

Kristin said...

I never noticed that shop when I was in DC. I'll have to check it out the next time I'm there!

Fräulein Klein said...

mmh, the sweet looks so delicious! I love twix with white chocolate!!!!!
Have a great day,
Yvonne

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Halloween is definitely not the greatest time for my waistline!

Isabel said...

im not sure if ive ever had british candy...

Fabíola Beltrão said...

i love candy



xoxo

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Mmm yummy, I love candy!

lisa said...

Fantastic post about one of my favorites (only second to ice cream!). I love the cocoa from Cardullo's, and of course just about everything else there.

Café Bellini said...

Flake is definitely one of my favourites!

APieceOfCrap said...

Awee, thank you! I bought them in paris :)
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APieceOfCrap said...

oh goooood... give me some candy! I love chocolate!

Ashley said...

I'm trying my hardest to stay away from it this year. It must have been weird when I grabbed more than 1 when I was at my doctors office.

British Candy! Send some here. :)

this free bird said...

I'm Canadian this is my kinda candy!! My mom sends care packages filled to the brim with Kit Kat, Aero, Eat-more, Crunchie, Twirl and Wunderbar. Bring it on!!

Ohhhhh Dairy Milk!

xoxo,
Carrie

Diana Mieczan said...

Those shops sound really lovely but I am like you..When Im in Reading I get my candy in the Tube...hahah...Ohhh I am craving some Dairy Milk and Maltesers right now...Btw: My mom just sent me 3 huge boxes of the little goodness...(haha)
Kisses, darling

the chirpy bird said...

Candy?! Yes please! British candy is the closest to Australian tasting candy so I get it where I can! There's a UK shop in Santa Monica where I can stock up on all things sugary and sweet - thank goodness! There's also World Market which is great too!
xox tash

MarchMusings said...

Tea and Sympathy would have to be a Brit shop. Love these!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Yum! I don't waste calories on any plain ol' treats!
These look yum!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Yum! I've been craving candy all day long! And I'm trying to remember the name of another shop that carries all international candies...I went there once and it was like I died & went to heaven!

Hope you're having a good day, sweetie xoxo

Style, She Wrote said...

That first shot is definitely getting me ready for Halloween!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yum! I have a few bags of chocolate covered pretzels in the fridge to satisfy my candy cravings!

I used to even just go to Tesco's for candy!

Vinda Sonata said...

jude, just wanna let you know that your comments in my blog are highly appreciated.
they make my day. thank you so much for your support. i'm really glad i have a friend like you:)

Indie.Tea said...

In the shopping district in SF, there's a whole store dedicated to Scotland, and their window displays are full of British candies - stuff like Flakes and Crunchie bars and Cadbury's...and Miette (a bakery and candy store) carries them too. My parents loved them, and its the only type of candy they keep for themselves :)

Lady Grey said...

I love this post. Speaking of British specialty items, I'm completely addicted to Hobnobs and can't find them anywhere here!
oxo

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

I heart crunchie!

Rosie said...

What a wonderful post! I think I have to stock up on my sweets!!! :-)

Bombay Beauty said...

Oh, you know my thing? Tunnock's Tea Cakes.

http://www.tunnocks.co.uk/

Sort of like mallomars, but better! I did find them once in NYC, not at Tea and Sympathy (though I didn't look there) but at the store selling British stuff on Hudson...

xo

bb

Oh, My Darling said...

Yum, I'm eating some candy as I read this!

Hollie said...

I found the most amazing little cnady store in London. When I walked in I felt like I was in a movie.

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