Napa's New Candy Store: What Should It Sell?

More candy shipments are still arriving at newly-opened Boom on Pearl Street in downtown Napa. What treats do you think owner Paul Slack should stock at his salon-turned-sweet shop? Tell us in the comments.

Amid all the holiday-season hoopla this month, a new Napa retailer quietly opened for business downtown.

Boom, formerly a barber salon owned by Paul and Leilani Slack of nearby Bloom Creative Hair Design and Art Gallery and the cooperative Slack Collective Art Studios and Gallery around the corner, has been reinvented as a candy shop where customers can find classic wrapped sweets like Charleston Chews, Pop Rocks and Blow Pops.

Other nostalgia brands like Mary Janes (10 cents) are also among the merchandise assortment, but Paul Slack said he'll also carry 21st-century candies, many of which are shipping to the Napa store this week.

What candy brands would you like to see for sale at the new store? Tell us in the comments.

Vital Stats: Boom, 968 Pearl St., Napa: (707) 287-5988. Open daily except Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Louisa Hufstader November 28, 2012 at 03:54 PM
I asked about Squirrel Nuts and Paul said he will carry them! That is good news: Not all California candy shops have them. I remember from long ago that their headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. had the squirrel logo etched in a glass panel on the front door. Wikipedia tells me that since then the company was bought by Necco and the old plant is now a park called Squirrel Brand Park.
Ash Leigh November 28, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Violet Crumble - Nestles in Australia makes it. It's ssoooo hard to find here in the states. I miss it so. Luckily, Anette's downtown makes something similar.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 28, 2012 at 10:45 PM
King Jarvis IV November 28, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Thank you for the info and update, Louisa.
Joellen Pope February 19, 2013 at 07:09 AM
Pearsons Maple buns!!! They are a mid western candy bar...I see other flavors..currently Cost Plus has the vanilla but the maple is best!


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