To alleviate an aching sweet tooth, five out of five dentists recommend flossing surrounding gums with succulent gummys and thoroughly swishing Swiss Miss between meals. Today’s deal sets mouthwatering maintenance routines back on track: for $7, you get $15 worth of sweets, treats, and more at Half Nuts in West Allis.
The luck required to pull a winning combo at Half Nuts, unlike the chance involved in scaling Gumdrop Mountain, is little because of the superabundance of savory sweets and a pleasant lack of molasses mudmonsters. Half Nuts stocks sugar-free candy, a huge variety of nostalgic sweets, and the 50 official flavors of Jelly Belly jellybeans. Swish open a bag and fill it with assorted nuts ($1.79–$17.99 per pound), chocolates ($3.99–$13.99 per pound), and unwrapped candy ($1.79-$7.99 per pound). Or, prepare for little-red-hooded rides to Grandma's house with a gift basket full of chocolate-covered nuts and color-coded jellybeans (starting at $19.69 for a two-pound basket). This Groupon is not valid for M&M's.
This candy-coated family tree sprouted in 1861 from a single cocoa seed embedded deep in George Ziegler’s insatiable stomach. Over the decades, Ziegler chocolate bars became a mainstay in Halloween pillowsacks and the pant pockets of countless youngsters. While the price of a Ziegler Giant Bar has risen slightly since back in the day, locals say it will continue to be worth every cent until pennies are phased out of circulation and replaced by Ziegler Giant Bars.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel featured the long history of the Ziegler candies:
- If you grew up in Milwaukee in the 1950s or 1960s, you may remember the nickel Ziegler Giant Bar, a classic chocolate-peanut bar made by the local George Ziegler Candy Co., which became a Halloween tradition for schoolchildren. – Karen Herzog
Ziegler's Half Nuts gets five stars from five Insider Pagers:
- This store has all the old fashioned candy you want and couldn't find. They have candy and nuts sold by weight as well as pre-packaged candy. – Cathy R.
- This is a nice little shop where you can find your favorite sweet treats. They have a wonderful selection of hard candy regular and sugar free. – Sue B.
9617 West Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214Get Directions