When we were in New York last fall and visited Dylan’s Candy Bar I was amazed by the huge selection of retro candy. Everything from Charleston Chews to Necco Wafers were available in a copious and dazzling display.
Apparently the English have a similar desire to return to the past via, as they would call them, sweets. Both Harrods and Fortnum & Mason have large displays of old-fashioned candy in their food halls. But the nostalgic candy there is in my opinion more charming than its counterpart in the United States:
I was particularly enchanted by the names:
My absolute favorite?
Tommy purchased a bag of Rhubarb and Custard – they are not chewy as they looked like they might be and although they are tart, I’m not sure I’m sure I’d say they tasted like rhubarb. But I love the idea of them. As did Teddy.