I don't bat an eye at fancy, pricey chocolates any more, but two dollar candies? YuzuMura.com charges $17.50 for a box containing a mere nine pieces of Dragon Beard Candy
, which is "made using a 2000-year old technique first introduced to the imperial court in ancient China. A skilled candy-maker repeatedly stretches and doubles a small mass of sugar and maltose until over 8000 fine strands are formed. Finally, the strands are trimmed and wrapped around finely chopped, lightly roasted coconut, peanuts and sesame seeds."
candyaddict.com tried them in 2005 and said they're "very good, a unique taste and texture and definitely one of the most interesting candies I have ever had." If you live near a fair-sized Chinatown, you might be able to get some there too, maybe even fresh!