Jan. 26, 2015 By Michael Florio
An X-rated section has been added to a local candy shop.
The Candy Bar, located at 19-31 Ditmars Blvd, started selling adult edibles about three weeks ago from the back corner of the establishment.
The store, which has been open about for about two years, is offering edible candy underwear, oral-sex candy and an array of phallic-shaped food items.
“We know this might be a little controversial, but to us it is fun and exciting,” said Randy Klein the owner. “It is a little risqué, but we are responsible about the products we offer.”
Klein covers the adult section with a curtain during the day to ensure children don’t see it.
“At night and when we host adult parties, like a bachelor or bachelorette party, we open it up,” Klein said. “During the day the kids come here and play games and we are conscious of that fact and cover it up.”
Klein said the adult candies are known as Naughty Sweets. She said that she hasn’t received any complaints about them—although she noted that the concept is relatively new.
“I’m sure there will be people who have negative things to say, but I am not worried about it,” she said. “I will not rethink this idea.”
The opening of the adult section comes shortly after the store announced a 50 percent discount off most of its items.
Klein said that she held such a sale to clear inventory and to spur business.
She said business slows down in the winter months since the store is located off the beaten path down toward the water.
The Candy Bar is open from 11 am to 8 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sunday. It is not open on Mondays.
Klein is from Bayside and also owns Whiskers Holistic Pet Care, which is located three doors down from The Candy Shop.