June 18, 2020
As you can imagine, we debated what type of candy we should have at Atomic Puppy. There are a lot of factors that come into play, one of which is availability of candy during the pandemic (lots of demand for candy and manufacturers operating with limited staff.)
However, we did want to let everyone know that we decided that we would sell high quality candy at Atomic Puppy. We could have gone with cheaper options, but we decided that that would take away from the overall experience we were trying to have. So our candy is not the cheapest, but is not the most expensive. Trying to hit the middle ground.
For example, we are selling chocolate poker chips from Madeline Chocolate in New York. We could have gone with cheaper gold coins that you can get from wholesalers. But Madeline is they type of small business that has overcome huge challenges in the past decade and they embody the grit that we admire at Atomic Puppy.
We also wanted to have candy of a quality that would appeal to adults as well as children. To that end, we are selling very high handcrafted Hammonds Chocolate bars for parents. You will love their candy bars as a special treat for you while enjoying your favorite glass of wine or whiskey.
Also, we are selling Taffy Town taffy - pretty much the top taffy maker in the United States. Of course we are going with some of the classics that appeal to everyone.
Finally, we anticipate a changing menu throughout the summer as supply will vary depending on how our inventory moves. We hope that influx of new candy from time to time will add to the experience.