Some businesses are drawing "Pokemon Go" players to their stores using lures from the game itself — but the owners of a couple of Long Island candy stores are hoping to attract them by appealing to a player’s sweet tooth.
Sweeties Candy Cottage in Huntington is offering new Pokemon-themed brownies and Rice Krispie treats. And Roger’s Frigate in Port Jefferson is offering cake pops and brownies decorated like Pokeballs.
At Sweeties, a package of four chocolate-covered brownies, two decorated with Pokemon characters and two with Pokeballs, is $7. Rice Krispie treats are coated to look like a Pokeball, with half dipped in red chocolate and half in white chocolate and topped with either a Pokeball or a Pokemon character. Those are $3 each.
“My kids and some of my employees are playing,” owner Lisa Hodes says. “I just thought, ‘Hey, we should make a Pokemon treat.’ We’re using Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Dragonite, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno, Mewtwo, Snorlax, Diglett and Gyarados. I am going to keep selling them until they don’t sell anymore.”
Sweeties Candy Cottage is at 142 E. Main St.; 631-423-7625, sweetiescandycottage.com
At Roger’s Frigate, vanilla cake pops are decorated as Pokeballs for $2.50 each, and doughnuts decorated as Pokeballs are $2 each.
“We figured we would offer something for the players to snack on,” says Courtney Kochmann, a manager at the store. “The Pokeball is significant in the game because that’s how you catch Pokemon.”
Roger’s Frigate is at 99A Main St.; 631-474-8888, portjeffersonfrigate.com