Before the invention of candy, humankind had to make do with "nature's candy"—fermented cabbage, fruit the monkeys didn't want, and live, feather-covered Peeps. Celebrate man's triumph over nature with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of candy at Candyopolis's locations in Central Mall, Manhattan Town Center, Towne East Square, Towne West Square, and Westridge Mall.
Each Candyopolis is home to more than 1,000 different varieties of sweets, everything from Depression-era favorites such as licorice, Herbert Hoovers, and "chewing dirt," to the latest wave of sugary and sour confections (Toxic Waste sour candy, $1.99). Retro sweet teeth sink into Abba Zaba candy bars ($1.49), Big Hunk ($1.49), and the Holy Trinity for chewing connoisseurs: Beemans, Black Jack, and Clove Gum ($1.50 each). Imported and domestic chocolates cohabitate peacefully in neighboring bulk bins, while insurgent bands of gummy worms build IEDs out of Pop Rocks ($0.89) and plot a military coup over Candyopolis's ruling class of imported Haribo gummy bears ($3.99 per half pound), which also come dipped in chocolate ($4.99 per half pound). With 48 flavors of Jelly Bellies ($5.99 per half pound), 50 unique PEZ dispensers ($2.49 each), and 21 colors of M&Ms ($5.99/half pound), each year Candyopolis exports a colorful crop of treats directly to the bellies of local children, children-at-heart, and hopelessly misinformed health nuts everywhere.
Entering each bright and colorful Candyopolis is like stepping into a child's cartoon, except without all the menacing turtles and precariously balanced anvils. Let sugary goodness rain upon you as you infiltrate this emporium of all things sweet with today's Groupon.
- Last weekend was my first time to ever visit this store and I loved it. – Jaleesa G.
- The gumball selection is awesome!!! Sooo many different flavors to choose from! They also have a bunch of different sizes! Great store for gum-chewers!!!! – Hunter G.
- Seriously, let's be real: there's only one place to get good candy and that's candyopolis. – Blake P.