Sponge candy has been known as a winter candy but here in Western New York, it's available year-round in many places and is pretty much the official candy for many Buffalonians.

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The debate of who has the best sponge candy in town has been going on for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it depends on what suburb you grew up in or what you grew up eating as a kid, but one thing is clear, there are many places to get great sponge candy.

Here's an updated list of the best nine places in town to get this delicious candy.