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“Step back to my childhood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Georgie Lou's Retro Candy & Gifts

Georgie Lou's Retro Candy & Gifts
56 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
+1 717-243-1002
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Carlisle
Type: Specialty Shops
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Owner description: Forget the housework and mortgage and immerse yourself in nostalgia that will make you giggle at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy & Gifts! 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 600 kinds of candy will give kids of all generations a sugar rush! Our unique selection of 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 The Beatles and The Wizard of Oz. Georgie Lou's also designs and delivers custom gift baskets and has 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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“Step back to my childhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Love this place! If you can't find something here that you remember from your childhood, or your kid's childhood, you aren't looking. Very nice shop with so much tucked into this little space. The retro decorative items are so cute and the candy is a nice indulgence. Prices are good, too! The shopkeeper couldn't be a nicer gal and she definitely makes a stop a nice experience. Stop in, be a kid for a little while- you won't regret it.

Visited December 2012
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Brings back childhood memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I love going and stocking up on my Favorite candy. I always get my chocolate covered sunflower seeds. They have everything. You won't leave empty handed. And the truffles are so good! I wish I had known about this place sooner can't wait to bring my family here when they visit!

Visited January 2013
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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“A must stop shop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Your childhood favorite candy, delectable truffles, and retro items like wall art, lunchboxes, and toys - and a very friendly shopkeeper. A great stop in Carlisle, PA!

Visited December 2012
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“Like a Kid Again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I may be biased, because I live in beautiful Carlisle, PA, but this small but abundantly stocked candy store rocks. As soon as you walk through the door, you go back in time and become a kid again. The place abounds with candy that you just can't pick up at the grocery store. Necco wafers, Swedish fish of every color and size, mallow cups, candy cigarettes and cigars and any gummy possible to more gourmet truffles & candy bars (I bought my husband a beef jerky chocolate bar). I love that there are small $1 and $2 bags so you can try a bunch of different candies, cause who can pick just one? Then you get caught up looking at the retro lunch boxes, toys, coffee mugs, etc. It's just a fun, fun, fun store to walk into. And at Easter you just don't get prettier candy. The hours are a bit flexible, but when you realize it's because it's a working mom taking care of her family, it makes the possible slight inconvenience acceptable. The prices make it possible to leave the store with a nice variety without breaking your wallet.

Visited December 2012
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“One of the nicest places in Carlisle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Memories made of candy, quirky gifts and toys that delight and amuse. Georgie Lou's is a great spot to visit before dinner at Cafe Bruges or before a show at the Carlisle Theater. There's no way you'll be able to leave without at least a little something. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable, too. Don't leave Carlisle without stopping here!

Visited January 2013
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