I had a full day yesterday, which culminated in an early evening meeting at the West Way diner in Hell’s Kitchen. I was in midtown a bit early, and found myself with 90 minutes to kill in the Times Square area. Thinking about CollectingCandy, I decided to see if there were any candy offerings that might be unique to the area that I could pick up. I turned up a couple.
The first thing I found were a pair of souvenir chocolate bars at the Times Square Toys R Us. For those that have never visited the location, Toys R Us in Times Square is as much attraction as it is retail establishment. There’s even a working Ferris wheel inside the store! Here are the bars I picked up there:
I also stopped at the Wonka store, which is a store-within-a-store on the main level of Toys R Us. Most of what I saw were the Wonka products I’m already well-aware of, but I saw what I thought were two new flavors/versions of Wonka Kazoozles.
The Strawberry/Watermelon flavor appeared to be brand new, but the Cherry Punch also seemed to be a new “4 Ropes” version:
I didn’t snap any pictures of the Wonka store yesterday, but I did last year, and I thought readers might be interested to see them.
I had time for one other quick stop before my meeting, so I stepped into the strange and exotic world that is the Times Square Hello Kitty Store. My visit was brief, and I walked out with these packs of gum:
And that’s how I was able to kill 90 minutes in Times Square yesterday, CollectingCandy-style.
See you next time!
[Note: The Times Square photos at the top of today's post were not from yesterday - but were snapshots I've taken at different points over the last year or so.]