A delicately prepared chocolate can make a woman's heart sing, a child's mouth smile, and a crossing guard's whistle taste even more like justice. Stock up on tasty times with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of retro sweets and novelties at Hollywood Candy, located in the Fairmount Antique Building.
Hollywood Candy's vibrant emporium of nostalgic treats pleases modern palates with old-school and hard-to-find goodies. Sold by the piece, the pound, and in bulk, the spread of old-fashioned delights includes Abba-Zabba's ($1.69), candy cigarettes ($0.99), and Zagnuts ($1.69) nestled along wooden shelves in old-time pharmacy containers. Skip down memory lane to browse the collection of Pez dispensers ($1.99), many of which are mysteriously shaped like former elementary-school teachers, or sift through the spread of Jelly Belly candies, which include every delicious flavor that no one imagined could become a confection. When minds and imaginary blood-sugar levels are nearing candy overload, the friendly staff of candiologists can help customize the perfect gift or guests can select a premade goody bin. To further evoke every inner child, Hollywood Candy displays an eclectic range of hard-to-find toys including Gyro Wheels ($2.99) and retro lunchboxes ($12.99), complete with authentic napkins and leftover sandwiches from the 1950s.
Infused with a vibrant general store décor, Hollywood Candy's red-and yellow-checkered floor, popcorn machine, and colorful soda-pop fridge give the boutique candy shop a feel of decades past. The nostalgic vibe lets adults relive youthful days of lollipop-licking contests and lets kids travel back to a time before every hip kid on the block was typing on a candy iPad.
1209 Jackson St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68102Get Directions