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Over the years the liquor store has become a one stop shop for everything from beer to gum to t shirts (yes t shirts) but when I was growing up it was a place where you could get tons of cheap candy that you couldn't find in grocery stores.
The weird thing about it is that no matter what Church I ever went to there was always a liquor store close by ! After Sunday School there would be about a 15 minute break before Church services started up again so me and other Church kids would head to the liquor store and load up our cute little patent leather purses with everything from candy cigarettes to Lemon Heads.
You guys know what I'm talking about : Now & Laters, Jolly Rancher Candy Stix, Chick-O-Stick, Boston Baked Beans, etc. Try eating an Atomic Fire Ball in the middle of Church services. Ouch !
When I became an adult and was able to buy alcohol, the ironic thing is that I still would go to the liquor store to buy candy and not alcohol ! It's always been about the candy !
All this candy is now available online but it's nothing like the good old days when I would go to the liquor store, by pass that big jar of pig's feet & sour pickles and go straight to the ring pops ! Those were the days !
There are tons of things you can get in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel Air or Malibu but try finding a Chick-O-Stick ! What if you have a craving for a Abba-Zaba ? You may have to make your way go to the liquor store to find it.