Do you love candy? Do you study it, dissect it carefully, and generally find it to be worthy of close inspection? Then join all your friends Scandybars, the Tumblr dedicated to scrumptious cross-sections of every kind of candy bar. Scrolling through the photos is like getting a world tour of sweet shops.
In dental student Erica’s own words: ‘I love teeth, but I also have a passion for creating delicious desserts.‘ Some of her creations, like tooth cupcakes, chocolate teeth (made from actual moulds of her teeth) and fanged caramel apples prove that being a bit mental is pretty good for dental.
Sweet and savory, spicy and salty. Not the flavors you’d immediately think of for your typical brittle. But then again, Morning Glory Confections is no ordinary sweet. By hand, owner, artist, and private chef Max Lesser rolls out high-quality, natural ingredients — sustainable and local too, where possible — into tasty reinventions of the classic brittle.
Whilst strolling through Greenpoint the other night, I came across a shop selling Liddabit candies. I just had to have the Beer & Pretzel Caramels and the Honeycomb Candy. The Beer & Pretzel treats are complex, with the beer adding a heartiness missing from typical salted caramels, and the Honeycomb Candy tasted much like a Crunchie bar found in the UK. Liddabit candies contain local and seasonal ingredients and you can purchase these and other heavenly sweets through their site, as well as at The Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene. The PB&J candy bar is next on my list to try.
Liddabit Sweets in Brooklyn is getting a little bit of attention these days. Scratch that; a lot of attention. And it’s no surprise. With handmade treats made from local and organic quality ingredients, this budding candy company has burst onto the New York scene bringing their philosophy of ‘local, artisanal, seasonal’ to an embracing crowd.
What do you get when you combine an ex-executive pastry chef and a successful graphic designer? Well, if you’re in Brooklyn, the answer is Whimsy & Spice. Here, a creative husband and wife team merged their respective talents to produce decadent artisanal sweets all handmade, hand cut, hand rolled, and hand packaged in Brooklyn. Blending a love for aromatic spices with exceptional ingredients, Whimsy & Spice’s treats are unique, creative, and sometimes unexpected, though almost always mouth-wateringly delicious.
The Sour Candy Factory is a fun little package that lets you live out every childhood fantasy you probably never had. Yes, now you can become the king of the confectionary world — on your street, at least — as you pump out an array of sweets, from sour lollipops to even sourer gummies. Hmm, […]