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Nuts About Candy (Pompano Beach)


***** Nuts About Candy, 2900 West Sample Road (Festival Flea Market), Pompano Beach, Florida 33073, (954) 984-8908.

Call me a wild and crazy guy (I know-Steve Martin), but this morning I woke-up craving some chocolate Bonomo Turkish Taffy. Sounds nuts but Jeff Eats ain’t playing you here.


After a handful of telephone calls, Jeff Eats found a joint named- Nuts About Candy located in the Festival Flea Market that had chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, blue raspberry, wild cherry and banana bars in stock. For the historians out there, Bonomo Turkish Taffy has been around since 1912 and the original flavors were chocolate, vanilla, banana and strawberry–and if Jeff Eats forgets about the cost of 6-teeth implants, is one of the greatest candies ever created.


To make a long story short, this afternoon Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats took a ride and found Nuts About Candy (Booths #3327 & 3331) at the intersection of Carnival & Bourbon Street…and I gotta tell you that this flea-market “store” in addition to Bonomo Turkish Taffy had a great selection of reasonably priced nuts/chocolates/candy/nostalgia candy. Now for the craziest part of the story (well at least to Jeff Eats it is)-is that although Nuts About Candy has been in the Festival Flea Market for something like 26 years, Jeff Eats (who has shopped at the Festival for years) had not even once-consciously noticed it…maybe subconsciously, but definitely not consciously. You gotta admit, that’s pretty crazy!

Let me wrap Nuts About Candy up (pun intended) for you…I hate this store-because by 3:30 this afternoon, Jeff Eats’ New Year’s resolution to lose 25 pounds ended as I downed huge chunks of chocolate Bonomo Turkish Taffy-at least 12 inches of button candy and something like 11 Mary Janes. Oh well, 2015 is fast approaching!

Nuts About Candy is a no-frills operation. Guess that’s how it’s able to sell its stuff at prices something like 1/2 of what competitors in the area are getting. By the way, the joint is owned by a real pleasant mother & daughter team Marilyn and Wendy–and in addition to selling packaged candy/nuts, candy/nuts by the lb.-also makes/ships some really cool candy/nuts trays and baskets.

Nuts About Candy’s website is currently down-getting a facelift…but should be up real soon so you can check-out all of its stuff/prices.

The joint is open Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-6pm.

6 Comments to “Nuts About Candy (Pompano Beach)”

  1. Jeff,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful

    • JeffEats says...

      Marilyn Peterkin:

      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      You got a real-good operation, so the endorsement was well deserved.

      I’ll send you and Wendy my latest dentist bill. The old choppers ain’t what they use to be.

      Thanks for reading…

  2. Evelyn H. says...

    Yesterday we were at the Festival and remembered your writeup on this candy store. Great selection and prices. One item that we couldn’t resist was the chocolate coated coffee beans, just delicious.

  3. Joan oahkello says...

    As an old customer of the original
    Owner, Marilyn,
    I wish you best of luck in your new

    I am currently up in New York
    Until I return this winter to

    Is there any way that you can send me two bags
    Of the hard coffee nips that were on the
    Shelf on the right side?

    I will e mail you my credit card number
    And my address

    I think they were !
    $4.95 a bag

    Would so much appreciate it!


    • Jim says...

      Hi Joan. We know exactly what you want. The famous Coffee Candy. Please call ( 954-984-8906)the store and we will gladly ship them for you. Regards, Jim.

  4. Jim says...

    Also, Joan, our web site not up yet but you can visit us on Facebook at Florida ‘Nuts about Candy’. Thanks, Jim.

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