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Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time.

There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy... lots and lots of it.

Hope Cohen is one of the owners of the family run business.

“We have kids who walk in and their faces drop cause they have never seen anything like this” Hope said.

“We went back to the old days of the soda fountain. We wanted to dress like that to be who it was back in the day.”

Hope says she has wanted to own a candy shop since she was a little girl. Thanks to her love of egg-creams made by her father.

When he died two years ago she decided it was time to start living her sweet dream.

“I need to stop doing things just to make money I need to do things that make me happy” Hope said.

All the candy is the real deal, no imitations. And Hope says that's what makes it a little more expensive than mass produced versions

“We import stuff from Italy, Australia, England, Holland” she said.

The homemade fudge is one of the biggest sellers. And customers also love the banana splits, ice cream sundaes, malts and all the candy that reminds them of when they were kids.

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