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Georgie Lou's Retro Candy

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Address: 56 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2922
Phone Number: +1 717-243-1002
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Forget the housework and mortgage and immerse yourself in nostalgia that...

Forget the housework and mortgage and immerse yourself in nostalgia that will make you giggle at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy! Georgie Lou's specializes in childhood favorites from the past alongside candy kids love today. From Bit-O-Honey to Turkish Taffy and from Airheads to Warheads, our 800+ kinds of candy will give kids of all generations a sugar rush! We carry 120+ varieties of unique and nostalgic glass bottle sodas and a nice selection of gourmet chocolate bars. Our retro gifts gives a nod to the past with a wink and a smile. Here you'll find metal signs and lunch boxes, toys and games, cards and notepads, purses and shopping totes and so much more, featuring humorous sayings or pop culture icons, such as Star Trek, Star Wars, and Wonder Woman. Georgie Lou's makes their own delicious fudge, barks, chocolate pretzels, and other specialty treats. We host parties, bus tours, fundraisers, do on site events, and design and deliver custom gift baskets and have online shopping. You're going to love it here so much that you laugh out loud, and that's the way we like it!

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Who doesn't like candy!!??

First time visitor! We stopped by right after our dinner at issei noodle. I needed some dessert options stat! I was impressed by the selection of retro candy. Pretty much anything... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Courtney M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

First time visitor! We stopped by right after our dinner at issei noodle. I needed some dessert options stat! I was impressed by the selection of retro candy. Pretty much anything you could think of was there. This a great place to stop at if you need some different things for a birthday present. We ended up buying a chocolate... More 

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Thank Courtney M
Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in our store. We appreciate that you not only stopped in but took the time to post a review. As for your question--"who doesn't like candy!!??"--we have no idea, but it's certainly not us! Thank you for shopping and dining in downtown Carlisle, and we hope to have you come back... More 

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This ship is adorable! I love the funky retro vibe, the hard to find candy, and the unique gift items. I haven't had any of the homemade chocolate treats, but they sure look amazing. My kids love to stop in for Zots and other assorted "penny" candy, as well as flavored striped candy sticks.

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Thank saavychic
Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review. One of the firstcandies my own children liked when we opened the store and continue to like today are Zotz--I mean, what's not to like, right? I'm glad we're a small part of making good memories with yours kids and hope to see you soon! More 

Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

One block from Dickerson College, this cute gift shop stocks retro candies, gifts and drinks. From Silly Putty to Bottle Caps you will find yourself stepping back in time.

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Thank Linda Q
Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Linda, for taking the time to post a review of our store. We are glad you appreciated it as much as we appreciate being able to provide the catalyst for calling up candy memories for those walking through our door. Thanks again. More 

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Stephanie hand selects all of the candy and fun gift items in her shop. She also creates delicious fudge and outrageous candy confections to order! You need a candy buffet for a party, wedding or event? She's your girl. Customer service is number one and her presentation is superb. Make this a destination for gift ideas or just to satisfy... More 

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1 Thank Posie4711
Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Posie, for taking the time to review our store. We do try our best to make each and every person's experience memorable and enjoyable, and it's encouraging that you noticed. Thank you so much again, and come back soon! More 

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

I went to this "candy store" with my kids and the owner was incredibly rude. Telling my children don't touch the merchandise as they would scratch it and not buy it. Please understand- my kids are 2 and 7 months. Also, there were three adults with us. This "candy store" isn't geared toward kids or for anyone who doesn't have... More 

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1 Thank KCristobal
Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

First off, let me just say I am sorry you feel your experience in our store was not what you may have expected. I would like to take this opportunity to address your concerns. Your party never stepped more than a few feet into our store when one of the children started playing with a collectible, vintage reproduction, metal sand... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Great place to remember less stressful times and share some of your childhood treats with your children.

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Thank Wes T
Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your take on remembering less stressful times, and in fact, this is something we aim to do. As adults, we have so many responsibilities that it is sometimes nice to forget for a few minutes. We're glad we can be the catalyst for this for you! Thanks... More 

Brandon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

I really like this place. It's retro, nostalgic, and they make great fudge. Calling it a pure "candy shop" is debatable, given the ratio of candy to retro-themed gifts/novelties, but who cares, its worth a visit. Before I go any further, if you visit, check to see if they have the carrot cake fudge, it's among the best fudge I've... More 

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3 Thank Dave R
Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for doing us the favor of posting your review. While we don't always have Carrot Cake fudge in rotation, it's good to know that it's well received. In fact, your review inspired us to make some this go around! Thanks so much for stepping inside our store and taking a chance on us! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

For a truncated review: scroll to the bottom for the pros and cons. I traveled to Hershey for two days and decided to drive an hour out to Carlisle to visit Georgie Lou's. I love candy. I love candy stores. I love all kinds of candy. When I travel outside of Charleston, SC, I ALWAYS try to visit a local... More 

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1 Thank August W
Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very lengthy review. We would like to take this opportunity to address a few of your concerns. First, you keep comparing our store to those found in Philadelphia or Charleston. We're not sure if you understand how distributors and wholesale markets work, but any location inside or very near... More 

Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

If you visit Carlisle, PA you have to visit this excellent candy shop. It has all the candy that you will ever need. The owner Stephanie is cheery and very helpful! I try and stop in whenever I am in the area.

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Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. It's always a pleasure to know that our little store makes people happy, and we hope to continue to do so for years to come. Thanks so much again! More 

Carlisle, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is a very neat and clean candy shop! I love all of the nautical trinkets, and everywhere I turned I saw something that reminded me of being a kid. I came in this shop for the first time with my boyfriend and we both left with big smiles on our faces. Every time we are in there is something... More 

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Stephanie G, Owner at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. It's very rewarding to know that our little store puts smiles on people's faces like it does ours. We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon! More 

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