Desperate times call for desperate measures and by that, we're referring to intense sugar cravings that result in some serious candy binges. But instead of buying seven bags of $1 treats from Duane Reade, we have a different idea in mind. Next time you're heading towards a sugar rush, make your way to an old fashioned candy shop featuring the good stuff: old timey milkshakes, homemade chocolates and yes, even some history. Ahead, check out eight classic candy stores every New Yorker needs to experience (sorry, Dylan’s Candy Bar not included).

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