Friday, May 4, 2007

Webstore Review: Economy Candy

I thought I would give you some real-world info about what it’s like to order from some of the webstores I’ve mentioned before.

Economy Candy’s site is pretty well organized. The photos are good the descriptions are decent, except when it comes to the bulk stuff. I visited their brick & mortar store when I was in New York last year, so I knew that they were for real. The site does not have everything that’s in the store. However, I get the feeling that you could probably call them and have them throw in some ad hoc items. (Perhaps someone can confirm that.)

I went there specifically for the chocolate covered halvah, and I figured as long as I was there and paying the shipping I’d throw in some other stuff.

I put in an order at Economy Candy and purchased the following:
2lbs Shufra Halvah Squares - Kosher (@ 6.99/lb) .................13.98
1 lb Milk Chocolate Malt Balls - Kosher (@2.99/lb)................2.99
1 bar French Taffy Chew - Banana…...............................0.75
1 bar French Taffy Chew - Chocolate…............................0.75
1 bar French Taffy Chew - Vanilla…..............................0.75
1 bar Peco Brittle 1.8oz….......................................0.75
1 bag Flying Saucers - 35 Piece Bag…............................1.79
UPS Ground…....................................................12.91
HANDLING….......................................................3.00

TOTAL: $37.67

The order tracking was a little frustrating. I kept visiting the site and their order tracking page but it never said that my order had shipped. But the candy showed up within a week. So go figure.

The package was well organized and everything was fresh and in tact. My Halvah came in a little white box and the rest of the contents just wrapped nicely in bubble wrap.

I would definitely use them again for future purchases of items I’m not able to get elsewhere. They allow purchases of single candy bars, though the shipping is a little high, if you’re getting a variety the shipping isn’t that bad.

Pros: Good selection, good prices, fresh product.

Cons: Frustrating website & order tracking, they don’t always give a lot of information about the bulk items. Shipping and handling a bit expensive (but candy is kind of heavy).

I give the whole experience a 7 out of 10.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:32 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     Candy7-Worth ItFun StuffShopping

Comments
  1. Ooo, I think this is a great idea Cybele! I often wonder who is safe and painless to order candy from. smile

    Comment by Sera on 5/04/07 at 9:45 am #
  2. two pounds of halvah?? really?

    Comment by santos. on 5/05/07 at 3:34 am #
  3. I ordered some chocolate lentils from Economy candy (vegan m&ms;!) and had the same shipping tracking issue as you.  Mine arrived in a week as well, but I found the lack of tracking information frustrating.

    Comment by Summer on 5/05/07 at 7:06 am #
  4. Economy Candy is a real museum of New York’s history.  Thanks for reminding me to pop by.

    Comment by the chocolate lady on 5/12/07 at 6:59 pm #
  5. I’ve actually been looking into ordering some old-time candy bars from http://www.hometownfavorites.com/

    They seem to have the best selection, and sell individuals for really reasonable prices.

    Comment by Theresa on 5/14/07 at 5:08 am #

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