He now makes and sells his own version, "Newbo Creams", much to the delight of his customers.
And he admits he is struggling to find the time to make other treats, as the demand for Newbo Creams is so high.
"All I knew was it was a hard sweet that melted in your mouth and was sherbety and creamy." After several attempts, the new Nebos, or "Newbos" are now on sale at his store, and are going down a storm with people who remember the sweet from their childhood.
He said: "The Newbos have been available for two weeks and I've sold 252 packs so far.
As a member of the National Foundation for Women Business Owners (NEWBO
), and an insurance consultant to large corporations, Emek saw the tight relationships that these big companies formed with lenders-something that was lacking in the small-business arena.