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At the Candy Store in San Francisco, the owner, Diane Campbell, has tripled her orders for nostalgic candies like Necco Wafers and Mallo Cups in recent months. Many of her customers tell her that even though they are living on less, they’re setting aside cash for candy.“They put candy in their actual budget,” she said.
Of my approximately $600 a month food budget, very little ever goes to candy. But I confess that I've been raiding a candy bowl in the office a little more frequently these days! How much do you budget for candy?