Eugene J. Candy Co. is Bushwick’s premiere specialty candy store. The small shop is stocked with everything from old time favorites like Abba-Zabba and Clark Bar, Pick-and-Mix bulk candy with a large selection of gummies, specialty chocolates like truffles and chocolate-covered Oreos, and novelty like Kinder Eggs, Whistle Pops, and BeanBoozled. It also stocks a selection of giant Pez dispensers, gumball machines, candy making kits, enamel pins, and candy jewelry.
The candy store was opened in March 2016 by a chemical engineer who had been toiling away with candy making much of his young adult life. The desire has always been to innovate and manufacture, and the store is just the beginning of a long, fairytale journey of experimental confections. Specialties include panning (i.e. candy coated anythings!), gummies, and jellies. Frequent visitors inquire about new concoctions and even sample when available.
While many startups focus solely on being artisanal and high-end, the mantra of Eugene J. is much less serious and simply fun! Novelty items such as the current series of work, FG. Freaks — think Nerds candy, but gargantuan and in a wider variety of flavors — are made on premises, and candy/toy pairings are scheduled for arrival in later 2017.