Galco’s Soda Pop Stop

Best Novelty Candy, May 2007
Uncle Oinker’s strawberry-flavored Gummy Bacon shares shelf space with Slap Stix caramel pops at Silver Lake’s Zanzabelle, a wonderful spot to browse for confectionary oddities. For nostalgists, however, Galco’s Soda Pop Stop is without peer. While it’s renowned for an encyclopedic selection of rare carbonated beverages, the store also has a huge inventory of regional and retro candy. Old Faithfuls and Goo Goo Clusters, Idaho Spuds and Victory bubble-gum cigarettes, Cherry Mash and Good News bars—the junk food of your grandparents’ childhood is gathered here for your kids’ delectation.