For the past 50 years, one cash and carry store south of downtown has been giving Memphians their candy fix. Assignment #173 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to go to Wayne's Candy for a sugar high:
The beauty of Wayne's is in its bulk. Most of the candy is sold in giant quantities – 100 count boxes of Blow Pops, sour gum by the gallon jug, Tootsie Rolls in 350-count bags.
All of the candy standards are there, but they've got some more obscure choices. If you've ever wanted a 50-count box of those weird gummy candies that are shaped like hambugrers or those really tasty / really disgusting caramel apple suckers, Wayne's is the place to get them.
They also carry some non-candy consession stand items like bulk nacho cheese, chips and giant jars of whole sour pickles.
Before you get your sugar high, you've got to stop by an ATM – Wayne's only takes cash and checks.
They're open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.