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A must stop while in Halifax or Saint John

Chocolate covered jujubes keep us coming back. The crazy decor, gag gifts and colourful decor are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonnie W
via mobile
Neat place!

Lots of sweet treats that you don’t find in other places. I needed at least two trips around the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
kels09
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Edmonton, Canada
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1723 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2A4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chocolate covered jujubes keep us coming back. The crazy decor, gag gifts and colourful decor are sensory overload. But it’s candy. Wish they had more Australian licorice for bulk sales.

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Lots of sweet treats that you don’t find in other places. I needed at least two trips around the store to take everything in, and I’m sure I missed some things! Some original novelty items and throwbacks.

Thank kels09
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Great stop for forgotten throwbacks, new favorites, international treats. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, stop in and check out the decor and snarky signs.

Thank goperroo
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Great stuff, didn’t have a few delicacies I was looking for (lemon sherbets, bonbons etc) but a good selection anyway. Friendly staff and fun music. Amazing sweets!

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place. They have such a great selection of candy, some of them old-fashioned. Everyone working here is always helpful. I stop every time I’m in Halifax. And, of course, I buy some candy every time.

Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Huge selection of bulk and pre-packaged candy, from cherry blasters and jelly belly to chocolate bars and novelty items. Great selection in the brightly coloured store, and a go-to place for those hard to find chocolate bars and gifts (years ago I purchased band-aids with...More

Thank shannhugo440
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Freak Lunch Box has been a fixture here in Halifax for over 25 years. We are native Haligonians and it was a special place to take our boys when they were little. You can find retro candy that will remind you of your own childhood...More

Thank Pearl-John
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Every once in awhile, I'll visit the Freak Lunch Box to buy candy (Discos) -chocolate round discs the size of a dime topped with different color sprinkles. I remember in my elementary school days, take a $0.25 cents and going to the corner store, close...More

Thank ScotiaA1
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place. They have such a great selection of candy, some of them old-fashioned. Everyone working here is always helpful. I stop every time I’m in Halifax.

Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Who doesn't like candy????this place has the old stuff....it was fun to see and reminise about what we loved as children....who am I kidding I still love it and we bought....had fun in this candy store

Thank Jay F
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