Before the invention of candy, mankind 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 $3, you get $6 worth of taffy and treats at The Candy Basket on Wyoming Boulevard.
The Candy Basket comes stocked with retro candies and old-fashioned treats that sweetly brim from the mouths of numerous wooden barrels. Customers can finally quiet a cacophonous mouth full of squealing sweet teeth by choosing from a wide variety of sugary products, such as Razzles, Bit-O-Honey, Pop Rocks, and more. Ice-cream cones are just $0.99 a pop within this candy cabin, and tongues will break out with anticipatory beads of saliva at the sight of wax lips ($1.50), big cherry bars ($1.50), and giant jawbreakers ($5). Enhance your masticator’s muscular tone by chewing on more than 40 flavors of deliciously soft saltwater taffy ($4 per pound). From strawberry-banana and lemon meringue to watermelon, raspberry, and vanilla, this softly stretched delicacy will easily distract mouths from the grim reality that every bite taken leads to no more taffy.
Flanked by two barrels stuffed with huge lollipops, The Candy Basket’s front door opens to a shop painted in hues of pink and decorated throughout with polka-dotted wind spinners. Grace your vest with a set of candy buttons ($1.50), surprise a special someone or underdressed friend from Candyland with a stylish chocolate thong ($9.50), or prank a neighbor by replacing his stock of vanilla taffies with a bunch of caramel-apple taffies.
North Domingo Baca
8001 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113Get Directions