Sugar high, sugar rush, sugar fix. Hmmm? Which one do I like best? Well, when I do my 3 and a half mile (each way) walk from the Marina to Santa Monica and back, I think I'll have
to go with number two, the rush. From my house I walk down Washington Blvd. to the Venice Boardwalk. Once I get there I can't help but look into the brightly colored windows of It's Sugar, the Boardwalk's only immaculately clean authentic candy store. Right
now it's decorated for Easter and bunnies abound. Though I don't celebrate, I've often had the urge to bite off a chocolate ear or two. If you say you haven't, I'm not sure I'll believe you. Anyway, here's a little about the retailer...with over 70 stores
including hot spots Las Vegas, New York, Palm Beach, and London, It's Sugar is a trendy sweet shop that sells super-sized candy, candy gifts and novelty items. There is also lots of fun memoribilia. I can't pass by with out getting a bag full of the cherry
fruit sours ($14.99 lb). My daughter is a big fan of the strawberry sour belts ($14.99 lb). If you are craving old fashioned candy bars like Vanilla Turkish Taffy ($1.99) or a Sky Bar ($1.99), here's where you'll find them. Right beside them you can take your
pick from Chunky, Charleston Chew Bars, Chuckles, Clark Bars, Oh, Henry! and Abba Zaba (Have dentist on stand-by for Abba Zaba). Walk on over to the bulk candy and stock up on everything from hard candy to any chocolate delight you can imagine. If
you're like me you can buy a giant Kit Kat ($19.99) or a one pound Snickers Bar ($19.99) and eat it all by yourself. It's Sugar 2017 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. (310) 822-7640 and 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica (310) 393-2051.