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Chicago Candy Show 2010

May 26, 2010

Having recently attended the ISM candy show in Cologne, Germany, we have to admit we were a bit underwhelmed by the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. Though it is the largest candy show in North America, it is much smaller than ISM, and most of the brands are familiar ones. That said, we’re glad [...]

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Sticky Twisty Crunchy Fizzy London! (Part Two)

February 21, 2010

My apologies for not getting around to the second part of our blog post about London’s swinging confectionery scene sooner, but it’s been a crazy couple of weeks, what with Valentine’s Day and all. Anyway, we returned to London after spending a couple of days at the ISM show in Cologne. This time, we were [...]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 9, 2010

Don’t forget — Sunday is Valentine’s Day! As always, we have some great gift items at The Candy Store. Below are just a few of our favorites:

“Devotion” 12-Piece Luxury Gift Box from Chocolate Moderne, NYC. From one of our favorite chocolatiers, dark chocolate shells filled with decadent dark chocolate ganaches. For the devoted dark chocolate [...]

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The Ultimate Candy Show – Cologne, Germany

February 6, 2010

Chances are, were it not for ISM, the king of all candy shows, we would not have found ourselves in Cologne, Germany in the middle of Europe’s coldest winter in years — but we’re glad to have gone. We did manage to see the Dom, one of the world’s largest and most impressive gothic cathedrals, [...]

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The French Confection

January 31, 2010

The last few days here in Paris have been, in a word, amazing! Though the weather has been much colder than we’re used to, it didn’t affect our mission: to visit as many of the  city’s best candy stores as we could in three days. No easy task, since every neighborhood has at least one [...]

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Sticky Twisty Crunchy Fizzy London! (Part One)

January 26, 2010

Greetings from London, land of pints, puddings, pies and, oh yes, splendid confections! We’ve been braving the cold and rain, scouring the city for tasty candies. We’re only here for a couple of days, then heading off to Paris and Cologne for the ultimate in candy shows, but we’ll be returning to London afterwards [...]

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Halloween Pics

November 1, 2009

Thank you to all who made it out to the store yesterday — all 400+ of you….a great time was had by all!

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School’s In.

September 10, 2009


It’s that time of year again. Time for heading back to class. For some of you it may be your children, your nieces and nephews, or maybe even you are on your way to higher learning. Many schools are back in and others are starting soon. What better way to brown-nose let your teacher [...]

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Bringing Hawaii to the Bay, via NYC.

September 3, 2009


If you have been by the store recently or have been keeping up with our blog, you’ll have noticed that Diane and Brian returned from a trip to New York City a couple months ago. While there, they attended the Fancy Food Show and found a few new goodies to bring back to the shop [...]

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NY Fancy Food Show 2009

July 6, 2009

We just got back from New York, where we went to the summer Fancy Food Show. We don’t usually buy many things at shows like this (too big for us) but it’s a great excuse to get back east, eat some great food, visit with confectioners (more about that in upcoming blog posts) and see [...]

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