We would buy Rock Candy at the old ZCMI. I always chose the pink ones. I remember the old wood floors and walking up the ramp to the candy counter. The rock candy then was on a string, rather than a wooden stick.
Perfect red velvet recipe - This turned out great! I used some of the batter to make cupcakes for tasting.) I didn't have buttermilk so I used the milk + vinegar trick. It's moist, red and delicious! The cream cheese frosting is great too!