This is a rush transcript from "Your World With Neil Cavuto," March 27, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Well, you know, there is a sweet spot in all the who had what money and when and recession and how bad is it. Candy sales, they are surging, despite all these tough economic times.
My next guest knows it.
Joining me now is Dylan Lauren, the founder and the CEO of Dylan's Candy Bar. It's the world's largest candy store. And, by the way, she is the daughter of that guy named Ralph Lauren, whatever, fashion.
Good to have you.
DYLAN LAUREN, CEO, DYLAN'S CANDY BAR: Thank you. Nice to be here.
CAVUTO: What got you started on this? Candy is big. I did not know how big until I was reading the numbers.
You know, I — I started — I opened Dylan's Candy Bar, right after September 11, actually. And it was a great time, actually, because people were looking for a happy place and a place for comfort food. And I just — I love candy. So, it has always been a passion of mine.
CAVUTO: You're eating it?
CAVUTO: There's no way you...
LAUREN: In moderation, I like a little activity.
CAVUTO: Now, your East Side store in Manhattan, that is like a tourist center now.
CAVUTO: And it is apparently the largest candy store anywhere.
LAUREN: In May, we added a third floor. And it has a party room for kids and adults, with candy martinis, and little candy cocktails. And there's candy jewelry, candy spa...
CAVUTO: So, the party room, is it just for kids, or...
LAUREN: No. We just had a 60th birthday. We had a 75th birthday.
CAVUTO: What do they do? They're all munching on the candy?
LAUREN: You know, we do candy activities. Someone did licorice limbo. There's blowing gum contests.
CAVUTO: Licorice limbo?
LAUREN: Yes. Yes. And they...
CAVUTO: Whatever happens in your candy store stays in your candy store.
CAVUTO: So, this being Easter and all, I imagine your sales are perking up a little bit, right?
LAUREN: Yes, definitely, Easter and Passover are big candy times of the year.
In fact, the sales are like Christmas right now. I don't know if it is the nice weather and people are just stopping in, but...
But you would think that's a bit of an extravagance. You would think, in a recession or a tough time, people would cut back. But quite the opposite, right?
LAUREN: Yes. People will say candy is recession-proof, and we're definitely seeing nostalgic candies coming about, and people want that sugar rush and that nostalgic happiness, like their childhood times. So...
CAVUTO: So, big — I was reading big sales for meat loaf.